Eric Bana, Australian starof Hulk and Troy, has landed the lead role in Curtis Hanson's nextmovie for Warner Bros Lucky You.Bana, who is also scheduled to star in Steven Spielberg's Vengeance next year, will play Huck Cheever, the leadcharacter in the character-based drama set in the world of high-stakesprofessional poker.
Eric Roth and Hanson wrotethe screenplay. Hanson is also set to produce with Carol Fenelon and DeniseDiNovi. Production is set to begin on the film in Las Vegas in early 2005.
Hanson has recentlycompleted the comedy In Her Shoesfor Fox with Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine.