After a long search, Wolfgang Petersen finally has a crew for his big-budget remake of The Poseidon Adventure. Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, and Mike Vogel have boarded the Warner Bros. picture, while Andre Braugher is in negotiations to join the cast. Like the 1972 original, the story follows the survivors of the S.S. Poseidon, a cruise ship that is capsized by a tidal wave. The survivors, trapped inside, are forced to work their way to the surface of the upside-down ship through the hull.
Russell is playing an ex-fireman and mayor who is traveling with his daughter (Rossum) and her boyfriend (Vogel). Dreyfuss plays a gay man whose relationship breaks up just before departure. Braugher would play the ship's captain. Shooting is scheduled to begin June 18 on the Warner lot. (Reuters)