Ewan McGregor to Join Angels and Demons

Coming on the heels that Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer had joined the cast of Ron Howard’s “The Davinci Code” sequel, “Angels and Demons” (a prequel, actually) as the movie’s female lead, comes this news that Ewan McGregor (soon to be seen in the upcoming “Deception”) is currently in negotiations to join the cast as well. The movie’s cast currently consists of Zurer and returning star Tom Hanks as religious art scholar Robert Langdon.

More from Variety:

Story centers on religious art scholar Robert Langdon (Hanks), who once again finds himself entangled with powerful forces with ancient roots: the Illuminati — the most powerful underground organization in history — and the Catholic Church. Zurer will play Vittoria Vetra, an Italian scientist who joins forces with Langdon.

Also returning to for the sequel is director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsmith.

McGregor can next be seen in “Deception” with Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams. He hasn’t exactly had a hit movie in a while, ever since donning the robe for George Lucas’ “Star Wars” prequels, so chances are he’ll jump on a sure-fire hit like “Angels and Demons”. As such, this casting is probably already a done deal by the time the story hit the trades.

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