Mirren and Harris in National Treasure: The Book of Secrets
National Treasure : The Book of Secrets has some spectacular casting announcements, which is rather strange considering the first film was so poor I can hardly believe such big names are getting involved for the sequel. However apparently both Helen Mirren and Ed Harris are signed for the film which has just started shooting.
Yes, I did say Mirren. She is set to play the Mother of Nicolas Cage, if she is then she should consider sending him to his bed without any tea for all the bad roles he's been taking. Also lined up is Harris for the role of the baddie of the film, one of the best baddies there is in film today I'd say. According to JoBlo who have the exclusive:
She's there to help link Cage's Ben Gates to his family's connection to John Wilkes Booth and the mysterious Knights of the Gold Circle...Harris will star as Jeb Wilkinson, who has some information about Gates' father and aligns himself as an ally...
That is until he turns bad. Sounds good casting but I can't really bring myself to get excited about the film just because these two actors are on the payroll. I found the first film just so dumb I could have fallen asleep during the so called tense moments.