19 June 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW YORK -- Funnyman Rob Schneider is the latest name to join the cast of indie banner Walden Media's Around the World in 80 Days, starring Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan and Jim Broadbent for director Frank Coraci. The film, currently in production, has previously lined up cameos from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathy Bates, Johnny Knoxville, Cecile de France and others. Based on the classic tale, Days follows the high-flying adventures of Phileas Fogg (Coogan), Passepartout (Chan) and the characters they meet on their trip around the world. Hal Lieberman and Bill Badalato are producing Days, with Walden senior vp production Alex Schwartz and director of development Kisha Cameron overseeing. Schneider, whose upcoming projects include Columbia Pictures' Fifty First Kisses, is repped by Endeavor.


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