“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” star Amanda Peet has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s next epic tale “2012” as the film’s lead actress.
Story centers around a global cataclysm prophesied in the ancient Mayan calendar which abruptly ends on December 21, 2012 and humanity’s heroic struggle for survival.
She joins an already assembled stellar cast that includes John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Oliver Platt.
Peet is playing Cusack’s ex-wife, who recently became the bride of a very wealthy man. Cusack plays the divorced father working as a limo driver while also trying to jump-start a writing career.
Peet recently starred with Cusack in the heartwarming story “Martian Child.” She can also be seen on July 25 when “X-Files: I Want To Believe” premeries in theaters.
She landed the female lead in Roland Emmerich’s epic disaster project 2012, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peet is joining a strong ensemble cast that includes John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Oliver Platt.
“2012” revolves around a global cataclysm and the heroic struggle of the survivors. Peet is playing Cusack’s ex-wife, newly married to a wealthy man. Cusack plays a divorced father trying to become a writer while holding a job as a limo driver.
Emmerich is shooting for a release date of July 10, 2009.