Hollywood star Goldie Hawn has cast her long-term partner Kurt Russell to star in her directional debut ASHES TO ASHES. The OVERBOARD co-stars will both appear in the comedy, about a New York widow who brings her late husband's ashes to rest in India. Speaking at the London premiere of his latest film POSEIDON on Sunday (28MAY06), Russell says, "Goldie's written a picture called Ashes To Ashes, which she has asked me to star in. "She's going to direct the movie and I'm going to play the lead role. He's a mystery character." Russell insists his stepdaughter Kate Hudson will not be in the movie, but she is planning a movie with her family in the future. He explains, "Kate is not going to be involved, but she will definitely be in the next project we're doing."