Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Cate Blanchett Will Be Lucille Ball
In a new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin
Ansel Elgort Finds Code Name Veil
Starring in the CIA drama
Cary Fukunaga Explains His Exit From It
'We didn't want to make the same movie...'
Uzo Aduba Joins American Pastoral
David Strathairn and more also aboard Ewan Mcgregor's film
Scott Cooper In Talks To Direct American Wolf
Leonardo DiCaprio wants him to tackle the story of a hunter and his accidental act
Pilou Asbæk Will Be Game Of Thrones' Euron Greyjoy
The Danish actor will appear in season six
Edward Ashley Heads For The Lost City Of Z
Joining his In The Heart Of The Sea co-star Tom Holland
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Jack Reacher 2 Set For Autumn 2016
The sequel takes aim at an October release in the US
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Red Dog (2012)
Empire Star Rating
J. Edgar (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Defiance (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Blood Diamond (2007)
Empire Star Rating
An Unfinished Life
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Pearl Of A Part
Josh Lucas in kidnap drama

09 May 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Josh Lucas has signed on for what will likely be a controversial role – he’ll play a character based on Daniel Pearl, the US journalist who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists.

It’ll take source material from French author Bernard-Henri Levi’s book Who Killed Daniel Pearl?, which saw Levy investigate Pearl’s disappearance and death, and the rumour that he had uncovered a link between Pakistani secret service agents and Al Qaeda. So as not to clash with widow Marianne Pearl’s own tome, the plot will fictionalise elements of Pearl’s life and turn Levy into an American newsman searching fro the truth.

The as-yet-untitled drama had been scheduled for The Last Samurai’s Ed Zwick to direct, but he’s gotten caught up working on The Blood Diamond. So Kip Williams (Door In The Floor) will take over calling the shots. He’s also re-writing the screenplay with original scripter Peter Landesman.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Patrick Stewart's Last Stand
Exclusive: Professor X on X3...and 4?


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)