Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger portray Paris and Helen, the legendary lovers who plunge the world into war. Eric Bana portrays Hector, the Trojan prince who dares to confront Achilles, and Peter O'Toole rules Troy as his father, King Priam. Brian Cox portrays a power-hungry Agamemnon and Sean Bean is the affable Odysseus. Director Wolfgang Petersen recreates a long-ago world of bireme warships, clashing armies, the massive fortress city and the towering Trojan Horse.