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> Man, first McConnahey, now this. Never in my life have I seen a
> so woefully MISCAST.
I could not agree with you more but give up James , Dr C's PR hack
has basicly told me get a life . They don't give a crap what we
think. We are like the fans of Anne Rice, the studio didn't care what
hey thought they just cast Tom Cruise. We are just the smucks who buy
the books our views don't mean a thing. I just dropped out of the
Cussler group.They seem to do what their told and breaking ranks with
the "master" is not viewed with favor. Maybe I'll just stick with
> 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.