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Paul Bettany joins the fantasy INKHEART
By Karl Schneider
August 24, 2006
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.