Tribeca Film Festivalorganisers have scored another coup by booking the world premiere of WolfgangPetersen's disaster movie Poseidon.
Warner Bros and VirtualStudios' adventure story is the latest high-profile world premiere destined forthe New York event, which will open with Working Title/Universal's United 93and also screens DreamWorksAnimation's Over The Hedge.
Poseidon tells of a group of passengers aboard a capsizedluxury cruise ship who must struggle to the surface before the vessel sinks. KurtRussell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum and Jacinda Barrett willattend the gala premiere on May 6.
Petersen produced with MikeFleiss, Duncan Henderson and Akiva Goldsman, while Kevin Burns, Jon Jashni,Sheila Allen and Benjamin Waisbren served as executive producers.
"Poseidon is one of those great summer action films that youcan't wait to see and we are pleased to be able to host its world premiere atthe Tribeca Film Festival," festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal said.
Poseidon is set to open simultaneously in conventional andIMAX theatres on May 12.
The festival will run fromApr 25-May 7. For more details visit the official website attribecafilmfestival.org.