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Troy

Brad Pitt

''Troy'' is one of the 10 movies we can't wait to see in early 2004

WHAT IT IS A CliffsNotes version of the Greek epic ''The Iliad'' -- Paris (Orlando Bloom) steals Helen (Diane Kruger) from her husband, Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), thereby starting a great bloody war.

WHY WE CAN'T WAIT Brad Pitt (pictured, as Achilles) and Orlando Bloom in togas -- let's leave it at that.

BURNING QUESTION Will this be a ''Gladiator''-style Oscar role for Pitt?

COME FOR The sweeping battle scenes, the timeless love story. Uh, and don't forget the togas.

STAY FOR The mythology lesson from some poet named Homer. (And no, we're not talking about Bart's dad.)

Originally posted Mar 19, 2004