I sure hope so. I may be a Cussleraholic but that's enough to make me cry.
>From: "Deb" <fhockeyf@...>
>Subject: [Clive Cussler fan club] Re: STEVE ZAHN TO PLAY GIORDINO
>Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 19:24:56 -0000
>This has not been confirmed by Crusader and Clive Cussler's PR person
>says that this is a false rumor. So we will have to wait and see if
>it is true. This could be the going the same way that the Tom Cruise
>as Pitt rumor, it was just a rumor with nothing based in fact.
>Probably started by the pr person for the actor(s).
>--- In email@example.com, "jamesderuvo"
> > Man, first McConnahey, now this. Never in my life have I seen a
> > so MISCAST.
> > Zahn readying to cross 'Sahara'
> > Thesp joins Eisner-helmed adaptation of Cussler novel
> > By DAVE MCNARY
> > Steve Zahn is in negotiations to star in Crusader
> > Entertainment's "Sahara" with Matthew McConaughey.
> > Zahn will portray Al Giordino, the wisecracking sidekick to
> > McConaughey's Dirk Pitt character. "Sahara," based on the Clive
> > Cussler action-adventure novels, will be directed by Breck Eisner
> > shoot in the U.K. and Morocco.
> > Zahn, repped by Endeavor and managed by LMRK, was most recently
> > in "Daddy Day Care," and he is filming "Employee of the Month" for
> > Bull's Eye Entertainment. He will be seen next in Lions Gate
> > Films' "Shattered Glass," portraying the reporter who revealed that
> > journalist Stephen Glass was inventing many of his stories.
> > Crusader announced last year that it had greenlit an adaptation
> > of "Sahara" as the first film to be based on the Pitt character in
> > Cussler's bestselling novels. "Sahara" focuses on McConaughey's
> > character thwarting an attempted assassination of a U.N. scientist
> > investigating a raging epidemic in North Africa that threatens to
> > extinguish life in the world's seas.
> > Crusader signed a three-year, first-look U.S. distrib deal with
> > Paramount in 2001. Par agreed last year to distribute "Sahara"
> > Stateside and in the U.K., Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
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