The Hollywood Reporter says that Danny Glover, Thandie Newton and Oliver Platt are in discussions to join Columbia Pictures’ epic disaster project, 2012, which Roland Emmerich is directing.
The film centers on a global cataclysm and tells the heroic struggle of the survivors.
Glover is in talks to play the president, with Newton in discussions to play his daughter. Platt is in negotiations to play the president’s chief of staff.
John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor already are on board.
The studio is planning a July 10, 2009, release, with filming set to begin in July — unless there is an actors strike.