Paul Bettany To Join 'Inkheart' Cast

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany is set to star opposite Brendan Fraser in New Line Cinema's family fantasy Inkheart,

The feature, helmed by Iain Softley, follows a girl whose father 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 rescue him.

Bettany is to portray Dustfinger, a fire-eating performer. Fraser's playing the father. Auditions for the part of the girl, Meggie, start September 9 in England.

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