Emily Blunt and Jason Segel have been tapped to join funnyman Jack Black in a new movie version of fictional adventure book GULLIVER'S TRAVELS. The pair are reportedly negotiating with bosses at Twentieth Century Fox to co-star with Black, who signed on in November (08) to play a travel writer who gets lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an island of tiny people.
The film, to be directed by Shark Tale's Rob Letterman, will give a modern spin to Jonathan Swift's classic 18th century tale.
But the role may mean Blunt will have to give up a potential role as femme fatale the Black Widow in the forthcoming Iron Man sequel opposite Robert Downey, Jr, amid scheduling concerns from her bosses at Fox studios.
Shooting for Gulliver's Travels is scheduled to begin in March 2009.
Ted Danson was the last screen Gulliver, starring in a 1996 TV miniseries.