Re: STEVE ZAHN TO PLAY GIORDINO
- 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 afilm
> so MISCAST.and
> 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.