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William H Macy (right) has signed up to join Sam Neill in Jurassic Park 3, playing a wealthy tycoon who foolishly invests in a park full of ill-tempered dinosaurs. The film is scheduled to begin shooting next month with Jumanji director Joe Johnston at the helm.

Man of the moment Russell Crowe is eyeing a possible directorial debut on A Course In Miracles. It tells the story of a young Jesuit priest with a crisis of faith who is sent by the Vatican to investigate purported miracles. Crowe may also play the lead role.

Sandra Bullock (left) is to star in the thriller Enough for producer Irwin Winkler (who produced her film The Net). It's about a woman who goes on the run with her daughter to escape her abusive husband, but he then starts to pursue her.

Kurt Russell is poised to play his Escape From New York tough guy character Snake Plissken in a TV spin-off planned for next year. The show will use the same title. There is also a possibility that there may be a third film (tentatively titled Escape From Earth) starring the character who re-appeared in the 1996 sequel, John Carpenter's Escape From LA.

Cameron Diaz (right) is in negotiations to star in a $15m budgeted comedy - at the moment being called The Untitled Nancy Pimental Project - to be directed by Roger Kumble. The film is about a girl who has to teach herself how to woo the opposite sex when she meets the man of her dreams. Before that, Diaz will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis in Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York.

British actor Daniel Craig (who starred in Elizabeth and the upcoming Some Voices) has joined Angelina Jolie in the big-budget film version of the computer game Tomb Raider. He will play CIA agent Theo Rooker, the love interest of dynamic British antiques hunter for hire, Lara Croft (Jolie).

Charlize Theron and Vincent Perez (left) are to star in The Husband I Bought, based on a novella by the writer Ayn Rand. The film is about a woman whose architect husband designs a a building which collapses, killing several people. When another woman steps in to help him recover, she feels she may lose her husband. The film will be directed by Stephan Elliott (who directed Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert), and shooting begins in London in September.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Adams, Mark
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 28, 2000
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