Date: 8th June 2001
Legendary actors SEAN CONNERY and PAUL NEWMAN are set to star in a $52 million (£40 million) action thriller backed by WARNER BROS.
The movie is a version of CLIVE BARKER'S novel DAMNATION GAME. ED HARRIS, KIM BASINGER and DAME MAGGIE SMITH are understood to be considering support roles in the adventure, which will be shot in New York and Connecticut.
CONNERY may also co-produce the movie, which is due to be made later this year (01).
A film associate says, "There has been a lot of financial wrangling to get Newman and Connery at a cut rate with a share of the profits to come. "(KMW/WNWCAN/RP)