Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the all-star cast of Ocean'sTwelve, StevenSoderbergh's follow-up to his hit crime caper Ocean's Eleven that begins shooting in April for WarnerBros and Village Roadshow Pictures.
Zeta-Jones, who won the best supporting actress Academy Award lastyear for her role in Chicago, joins George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, DonCheadle and Andy Garcia.
This time the action will be set in Paris, Rome, Amsterdam,Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, based on a screenplay by George Nolfi.Jerry Weintraub is producing in association with Soderbergh and Clooney'sproduction outfit Section Eight.
"Catherine is just terrific - one of those stars who comes alongonce in a long while," Weintraub said in a statement. "It's not easy to find anactress who can measure up to the star power of this cast, but Catherine willnot only hold her own - she'll add a lot to the movie. I've wanted to work withher forever, and couldn't be happier to welcome her."
"Catherine has demonstrated her ability to handle humour asgracefully as she does drama," Warner Bros president of production Jeff Robinovadded. "She will be the perfect addition to our already terrific cast on thismovie. We're extremely happy to be working with the tremendous team involvedwith this picture."
Zeta-Jones starred with Julia Roberts in America's Sweethearts and with Clooney in IntolerableCruelty; her othercredits include Soderbergh's Traffic, Entrapment and a breakout role on The Mask Of Zorro. She will star later this year oppositeTom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's Terminal.
Ocean'sEleven opened in the USin December 2001 and went on to gross $183.4m domestically and $260.9minternational markets.