Mad Men and The Quiet One’s Jared Harris is set for two more films in 2014. His latest projects include the anticipated Poltergeist remake, and Pompeii, which due to hit theaters in February. Harris claims that he loves disaster movies, and the infamous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius certainly lends itself to that genre. Along with fellow cast members Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kiefer Sutherland and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Pompeii are tentatively scheduled to release this February.

What is most intriguing to me personally is Harris’ diverse array of featured roles. As of yet he’s only really proved himself in Mad Men were he played an uptight 1960s ad man. But with Pompeii and The Quiet One’s coming up within the next year that will add a horror film and a disaster/thriller. Good performances in both could elevate Harris to the next level, especially if he shows he can fill a variety of characters.

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