National Treasure - Press Archive - IGN Film Force

Source: IGN
29 Sep 2003

Boromir's Treasure
Sean Bean joins Nic Cage in heist pic.

September 29, 2003 - The Compleat Sean Bean fansite reports that the
Lord of the Rings actor has been cast opposite Nicolas Cage and Bean's
Troy co-star Diane Kruger in National Treasure. The Jerry Bruckheimer-
produced heist comedy will be directed by Jon Turteltaub for Buena Vista.
Bean portrays Ian Howe in the film. FilmJerk reports that Cage plays
archaeologist Ben Franklin Gates who is after "the treasure [that] is
encoded on the back of the Declaration of Independence, placed there by
none other than the founders of the United States of America, George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. ... Ben is contacted
by Ian Howe, a rich British adventurer who also dreams of finding the lost
treasure. When Ben learns Howe's intentions for the treasure are less than
the best, Ben comes into contact with Dr. Abigail Chase, a pretty and
young researcher involved in the preservation and display of the Declaration
of Independence."
National Treasure opens in November 2004.
-- Stax


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