Brendan Fraser To Star In 'Inkheart'

Brendan FraserBrendan Fraser is set to star in New Line Cinema's Inkheart, says the Hollywood Reporter.

The feature is an adaptation of Cornelia Funke's best-selling children's novel. It follows a girl whose father, a bookbinder, has the power to bring characters from books to life by reading aloud. When a villainous ruler and his band of rogues from a children's fable kidnap the man, his daughter and her friends -- both real and imaginary -- must set things right.

Fraser will play the father, Mortimer "Mo" Folchart, who also is known as Silvertongue. Iain Softley is on board to direct the project.

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