Continuing its strategy of non A-list casting on Thunderbirds, Working Title Films has cast Bill Paxton as Jeff Tracy, head of the International Rescue.

Joining him on Tracy Island are his sons: Philip Winchester (The Patriot) as Scott and Lex Shrapnel (K-19: The Widowmaker) is John. Virgil will be played by Dominic Colenso (BBC TV series: The Lost Prince), while Ben Torgeson is Gordon.

Sophia Myles will play Lady Penelope and Ron Cook will play her butler, Parker. Alan and the villainous Hood are yet to be cast.