Andy Garcia, John Cleese, Alfred Molina and Aishwarya Rai are joining Steve Martin in Columbia Pictures/MGM’s sequel The Pink Panther 2. Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer will reprise their roles.
The sequel, which was announced in March 2006, is scheduled for release on Feb. 13, 2009.
Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks) is taking over directing duties from Shawn Levy in the sequel, which was written by Scott Neustadter, Mike Weber, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Steve Martin. Robert Simonds is producing; Ira Shuman executive produces.
Cleese will play chief inspector Dreyfus in the film. Garcia, Molina and Rai have signed on as detectives and experts who join forces with Clouseau to catch the thief who has been stealing artifacts around the world.