Wilson Brothers Fly High

Brothers OWEN and LUKE WILSON will play pioneering aviators ORVILLE and WILBUR WRIGHT in pal JACKIE CHAN's new movie AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS.

The siblings will add to the cameos being played by ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, JOHN CLEESE, KATHY BATES and JACKASS star JOHNNY KNOXVILLE, among others.

Their scene will also feature VIRGIN GROUP boss RICHARD BRANSON as a balloon operator.

In the film Chan, who has teamed up with Owen Wilson in SHANGHAI NOON and SHANGHAI KNIGHTS, will play PASSEPARTOUT (corr) opposite British comic STEVE COOGAN's PHILEAS FOGG in a retelling of JULES VERNE's adventure classic, which originally starred DAVID NIVEN and CANTINFLAS (corr).

The original 1955 movie won an OSCAR for Best Picture the following year (56).

14/07/2003 21:06

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Tags: Owen - Luke Wilson - Jackie Chan - Arnold Schwarzenegger - John Cleese - Kathy Bates - Johnny Knoxville - Richard Branson - Shanghai Noon - Shanghai Knights - David Niven - Cantinflas


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