It's 'Doomsday' for Hoskins in Rogue actioner


Bob Hoskins is joining the cast of screewriter-director Neil Marshall's "Doomsday."

In the Rogue Pictures action thriller about attempts to quarantine a lethal virus, Hoskins will play a policeman who monitors the progress of the team, headed by Rhona Mitra, which is attempting to retrieve a cure.

The project, which begins filming Feb. 9 in South Africa and the U.K., also will feature Alexander Siddig and Adrian Lester along with Sean Pertwee, Darren Morfitt, Emma Cleasby, Chris Robson, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, Leslie Simpson and Craig Conway.

The film reunites Hoskins, who is repped by CAA, with Rogue, which released 2005's "Unleashed," in which he appeared. The actor most recently appeared in Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland" for Rogue's sister company Focus Features.

Crystal Sky Pictures' Steven Paul and Benedict Carver are producing "Doomsday" for Rogue in association with Intrepid Pictures. Intrepid principals Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans are exec producing with Peter McAleese. Creative executive Alex Heineman is overseeing the project for Rogue, which holds worldwide distribution rights to the film.