Quintet pledged to Fox's Greek society


Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd and Melina Kanakaredes are headed to Mount Olympus.

The quintet has been cast in Fox 2000's fantasy-adventure adaptation "Percy Jackson" as Greek mythological icons Chiron (Brosnan), Medusa (Thurman), Zeus (Bean), Poseidon (McKidd) and Athena (Kanakaredes).

The film, being directed by Chris Columbus, is shooting in Vancouver for a February release.

Columbus and Craig Titley have adapted the screenplay from Rick Riordan's children's novel "The Lightning Thief." The Greek book involves Poseidon's half-human son, Percy, who is on a quest in modern America to prevent a war among the gods.

Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson already have been cast.

Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Karen Rosenfelt are producing. Mark Radcliffe, Greg Mooradian, Guy Oseary and Mark Morgan are executive producing. Carla Hacken is overseeing for Fox 2000.

CAA reps Brosnan, Thurman and Bean. WMA reps McKidd. Gersh reps Kanakaredes. (partialdiff)
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