A hero's welcome for ensemble

Veterans join youngsters for Dimension's action spoof

Christopher McDonald, Leslie Nielsen, Marion Ross, Jeffrey Tambor and Brent Spiner join young stars Drake Bell, Ryan Hansen, Kevin Hart and Sara Paxton in the Dimension Films action-movie spoof "Superhero!"

Dimension parent Weinstein Co. also acquired U.S. distribution rights to Robert Cuffley's crime thriller "Walk All Over Me," starring Leelee Sobieski as a small-town girl who assumes the dominatrix identity of her roommate (Tricia Helfer) to make some extra cash. The studio plans a video and TV release for the recent Toronto International Film Festival premiere, acquired from IndustryWorks Distribution.

Craig Mazin's "Superhero!" set for a March theatrical release, will be cut from the same cloth as the writer-director's "Scary Movie 3" and "Scary Movie 4" parodies. David Zucker ("Airplane!) and Robert K. Weiss (the "Naked Gun" sequels) will produce.

Bell (Nickelodeon's "Drake and Josh"), Paxton ("Aquamarine"), Hansen ("Veronica Mars") and Hart ("Along Came Polly") will be aided in the comic chaos by vets McDonald, Nielsen, Ross, Tambor and Spiner.

Gregg Goldstein reported from New York; Borys Kit reported from Los Angeles.