British pop star Jennifer Ellison has beaten thousands of hopefuls to star alongside Hollywood hunk Heath Ledger in forthcoming remake THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.

The BABY I DON'T CARE singer - who previously starred in British TV soap BROOKSIDE - impressed film bosses at auditions for the new version of the 1972 disaster movie so much, they believe she's perfect for the part of BELLE ROSEN, originally played by Shelley Winters.

A source says, "Jennifer has real presence. She is perfect for this movie. She has acting experience from her days in Brookside and is a stunning girl.

"Landing a part in a movie of this scale is a dream come true for her. With a big name like Heath involved, it should become a global hit"

28/07/2004 09:52