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The Da Vinci Code

Release Date: May 19, 2006

May 27, 2005
Bettany knows the Code

Paul Bettany has joined the cast of The Da Vinci Code, where he'll star alongside Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina and Ian McKellen. Bettany will play Silas, the religious fanatic and albino. Ron Howard is directing the film, which is based on an Akiva Goldsman-scripted version of the bestselling Dan Brown novel.
Source: Variety

April 20, 2005
McKellen and Molina get the Code

Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina have both been set for supporting roles in Sony's Da Vinci Code, to be directed by Ron Howard from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman. McKellen will play Sir Teabing, a wealthy man who works as a resource for the lead character portrayed by Tom Hanks, while Molina will play the zealous and scheming Bishop Arigarosa. Hanks plays lead character Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist who gets drawn into a religious mystery when he inadvertently becomes a suspect in a murder at the Louvre. Audrey Tautou and Jean Reno also star in the film.
Source: Variety

February 4, 2005
Reno and Tautou join The Da Vinci Code

French performers Audrey Tautou and Jean Reno have both joined the cast of Ron Howard’s adaptation of the blockbuster bestseller The Da Vinci code, which was written by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks was already in the lead role, and Tautou will play the young French woman who assists him in solving the murder of her grandfather, a curator at the Louvre. Reno will play the gruff detective Bezu Fache. The screenplay for the film was written by Akiva Goldsman.
Source: Variety

December 1, 2004
Columbia sets date for Da Vinci

Columbia has set a release date for its adaptation of the blockbuster bestseller The Da Vinci Code. The movie, which is a mystery/thriller by Dan Brown, will be released worldwide on May 19, 2006. Tom Hanks has also been officially signed for the lead role. He'll portray Robert Langdon, a symbologist who accidentally turns up in the wrong place when an employee at the Louvre is murdered. As he attempts to solve the murder along with the man's granddaughter, he finds the key to a much larger mystery - one that could have devastating effects on the very fabric of religion, particularly the Catholic church.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

November 15, 2004
Hanks considering Code

Tom Hanks is in talks with Columbia Pictures to star in their theatrical adaptation of the Dan Brown bestseller The Da Vinci Code. He would play symbologist Robert Langdon in the film, to be directed by Ron Howard for a 2006 release. Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the Academy Award-winning script for Howard's A Beautiful Mind, has been brought onboard to handle the screenplay. The novel gets started as a murder takes place at the Louvre in Paris. Because Langdon had been scheduled to meet with the victim, he quickly becomes a suspect, but teams up with the man's granddaughter to try to unravel the mystery. Where the trail leads them is a secret society that ultimately has religious implications that could change the very essence of the Catholic Church.
Source: Variety

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