Brolin, Cross in Tandem on 'Raiders' pic


James Brolin, Ben Cross and "Lost" star Ian Somerhalder are among the cast of U.S. and European talent that have signed on for the two-part event telefilm "Lost City Raiders" from Munich-based production house Tandem Communications.

The adventure drama, co-developed by Tandem and Sci Fi Channel, revolves around two brothers who go out to salvage the past and end up in a fight to save the future. The production also features Jamie Thomas King ("The Tudors"), French actress Elodie Frenck and German stars Bettina Zimmerman and Michael Mendl.

Jean de Segonzac ("Law & Order") will direct the $6.4 million telefilm, which is set for delivery in October. Commercial network ProSieben will air the mini in Germany. Tandem will handle worldwide distribution.

Formed in 1999 by Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin, Tandem has carved out a successful niche in international event miniseries, developing and financing such productions as "Dune" (2000) and "The Ring of the Nibelungs" (2004).

The company also is a major distributor of high-end TV product, handling titles including the Emmy-nominated fantasy "Dragon's World," CIA drama "The Company" (a Golden Globe nominee) and Lifetime Television's Nora Roberts telefilm adaptations.