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Paul Bettany joins the fantasy INKHEART

By Karl Schneider     August 24, 2006
Source: Variety

Star Paul Bettany poses on arrivals at the premiere of Master and Commander copyright Sue Schneider
© 2003 Sue Schneider
According to Variety, Paul Bettany has joined the New Line family fantasy INKHEART. He will join Brendan Fraser in the cast of the film.

INKHEART will follow a girl whose father has the power to bring characters from books to life by reading aloud. When a villainous ruler and his band of rogues from a children's fable kidnap the man, his daughter and her friends, both real and imaginary, must rescue him.

Bettany will play the role of Dustfinger, a fire-eating performer. Fraser's playing the father and the young girl has not been cast as of yet.

Iain Softley will direct the film which is based on the book of the same name. The book spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Children's bestseller list.


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madmanic999 8/24/2006 7:59:44 AM
"The Pagemaster".... Oh comeon... now we're really reaching for reasons to piss on new movies. I think this sounds interesting.... I would be interested to hear if the "friends" are well known characters from childrens literature or original... either way could be very cool in it's own right.
segascream 8/24/2006 8:50:56 AM
"Pagemaster"? No, actually, first thing I thought when I read the description was "Zathura"......only good.
fft5305 8/24/2006 9:00:30 AM
Sounds interesting. Don't know about good, but interesting. Who wants to be they get Dakota Fanning for the daughter?
almostunbiased 8/24/2006 2:47:56 PM
I agree with #2. I think this could be really good.
7jokers 8/24/2006 10:02:59 PM
Give me a break. He brings characters from books to life. Honestly if any guy really had that power he'd have a subscription to playboy, hustler, maxium, FHM, etc..
nefhead 8/24/2006 11:31:36 PM
sounds like a lot of shit to me, when the fuck are hollywood going to start making decent movies again.
rainshadow 8/25/2006 11:03:23 AM
Hey Jokers, who says he doesn't? It just won't be seen on screen, as it's a children/family movie. And wanker, considering your choice of words, while you act juvenile, you probably are of an age that won't be interested in this film anyway. Come on, it's a family movie! If you don't want to, don't go see it. I'm sure my neice would be thrilled to go.
almostunbiased 8/25/2006 2:46:02 PM
Yeah, Wanker, your acting like one.


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