Matthew McConaughey stars, alongside Penelope Cruz, as Dirk Pitt, the charismatic, modern hero of Clive Cussler’s internationally best-selling adventure novels, in Paramount Pictures’ SAHARA, which will explode on to cinema screens across the United Kingdom on April 8th.
SAHARA also brings to life other favourite characters from the 17-novel series, including Dirk’s wise-cracking buddy Al Giordino, played in the film by Steve Zahn, his irascible boss Admiral Sandecker (William H. Macy) and technical wizard Rudi (Rainn Wilson).
Various shady diplomats, undercover agents and out-and-out villains are portrayed by an international cast, including Lambert Wilson, Delroy Lindo, Glynn Turman, Lennie James and Patrick Malahide.
|Directed by Breck Eisner, SAHARA involves Dirk Pitt’s search for a gold-laden Civil War ironclad in the upper reaches of the River Niger, a potentially devastating epidemic discovered by WHO doctor Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz), international intrigue, explosive boat chases, breakneck camel rides and hair-raising escapes by sand yacht and an unbelievably rare 1936 Voisin C28. |
SAHARA is produced by Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin, Mace Neufeld and Stephanie Austin, with a screenplay by Thomas Dean Donelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and John C. Richards and James V. Hart.
Paramount Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present, in association with Baldwin Entertainment Group, a jk livin production, a Kanzaman Production, a Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt adventure, SAHARA, released in the United Kingdom and Eire by United International Pictures (UK).