Bana, Bacon & Hurt Join the "Golden Compass" Company

by | November 21, 2006 | Comments

We already knew that Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Daniel Craig and Sam Elliott were signed to appear in Chris Weitz‘s big-screen rendition of Philip Pullman’s "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass," but now we have some more familiar faces to add into the mix.

From "’Ciboule’ alerted us that an interview with "Casino Royale" star Eva Green in French magazine Studio (via Elbakin) says that Eric Bana, Kevin Bacon and John Hurt have also joined New Line’s "The Golden Compass."

If accurate, they would star opposite Nicole Kidman, Green, her Bond co-star Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards and Sam Elliott in the Chris Weitz adaptation coming to theaters on December 7, 2007.

Based on the bestselling Philip Pullman novels, the "His Dark Materials" trilogy is comprised of "The Golden Compass," "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass". It revolves around a young girl who travels to the far north to save her best friend. Along the way she encounters shape-shifting creatures, witches, and a variety of otherworldly characters in parallel universes."