The Hollywood Reporter wrote recently that Warner Bros. Pictures finally has its cast together for Wolfgang Petersen’s big-budget remake of The Poseidon Adventure.
Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum and Mike Vogel have boarded the 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 which 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. Petersen is producing with Mike Fleiss and Duncan Henderson. The screenplay is by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman and is based on Paul Gallico’s novel.
Shooting is scheduled to begin June 18 on the Warners Brothers lot.