Slumdog star Pinto gets new role

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (DPA) Freida Pinto, the Indian actress who made a splash in “Slumdog Millionaire”, will play the female lead in the new movie “War of Gods”, Variety magazine reported Wednesday.

Pinto will portray the oracle priestess Phaedra in the film about Theseus, a warrior from Greek mythology who takes on the Greek gods.

In the film, Phaedra is an ally with Theseus, played by Henry Cavill, in his fight against the titans.