Thursday, June 05, 2008
Thandie Newton and Danny Glover are in talks to star in the next blockbusting epic by Roland Emmerich. They could portray the US president and his daughter in 2012, the story of how the human race survives a global cataclysm. The film follows in the same vein as other Emmerich films, such as The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. Chiwetel Ejiofor and John Cusack are already on board. Filming is set to begin next month, unless a strike by US actors prevents filming from taking place - the Screen Actors Guild, the main actors' union, is currently in talks with Hollywood studios over a new contract, as the current one expires on June 30. Newton is currently filming Oliver Stone's W, portraying US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, while Glover was recently seen on our screens in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind.