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'Percy Jackson': Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman join the cast

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Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman will play Greek gods in Percy Jackson, the Fox 2000 adaptation of Rick Riordan’s best-selling children’s series directed by Chris Columbus, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd, and Melina Kanakaredes have also be added to the cast, joining leads Logan Lerman (3:10 to Yuma), Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), and Alexandra Daddario. Percy Jackson is an adaptation of the series’ first novel, The Lightning Thief, about a boy (Lerman) who discovers he is the son of Poseidon. Fox is aiming for a February 2010 release. Riordan’s fifth and final book in the series, The Last Olympian, is due in stores in May.

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