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Release Date: November 11, 2005

August 9, 2004
Shepard set for Zathura

Dax Shepard, who stars in the upcoming Without a Paddle, has signed to appear in Columbia's Zathura for director Jon Favreau. The film is based on the children's book by Chris Van Allsburg, who also wrote the similar board game book Jumanji. Dax will play an astronaut who is trapped inside the game the kids in the movie are playing.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

August 4, 2004
Kids cast for Zathura

Josh Hutcherson (The Polar Express) and Jonah Bobo (The Best Thief in the World) have been cast as two young brothers who become involved in an intergalactic space adventure in Columbia Pictures' Zathura, a follow-up of sorts to Jumanji. Tim Robbins is already onboard as the boys' father. The movie is based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg, who also wrote Jumanji and The Polar Express. John Favreau is directing from a screenplay by David Koepp.
Source: Variety

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