Brosnan, Thurman to play Greek gods

March 27th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS  

London, March 26 (IANS) Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan is teaming up with actress Uma Thurman to play a pair of Greek gods in a big-screen adaptation of the Percy Jackson children’s adventure books by author Rick Riordan. reports that the duo will star in “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief”, an adaptation of Riordan’s first novel in his popular five-part Jackson series.

The story is based on Greek mythology and centers around young Percy Jackson, who discovers that he is the son of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea.

Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd and Melina Kanakaredes have also been added to the cast joining Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson and Alexandra Daddario.

Chris Columbus is to direct the movie, which is slated for release in February 2010.

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