The Count of Monte Cristo is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge.
Henry Cavill plays Albert Mondego, the son of the hero's lady love, Mercedes Iguanada. With the role of count’s unsuspecting son, Henry Cavill makes the leap into the big league of feature films.