Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan Are Gods
Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:42:11
Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, and Melina Kanakaredes have been cast in godly roles in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
The trio will play Greek gods in the Fox 2000 film, which is the first adaptation of a multi-volume book series. Brosnan will play Chiron, while Thurman will play Medusa. Kanakaredes, who is of Greek heritage, will portray Athena. Sean Bean has been cast as Zeus, while Kevin McKidd is on board to star as Poseidon.
The film is currently shooting in Vancouver, with a February release date scheduled. It centers on Poseidon's half-human son, Percy, who travels across the country to prevent a war amongst the gods. Newcomer Alexandra Daddario has been cast in the feature as well. The film is based on the first of five novels in the series. The fifth book, The Last Olympian, hits shelves in May. Fox hopes to spin the series into a franchise.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff