Coogan joins "Around the World in Eighty Days"

According to Screen Daily, UK TV comedian Steve Coogan ("The Parole Officer") has won the role of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s "Around The World In Eighty Days". Frank Coraci is directing, with production starting in March at Studio Babelsberg in Germany. Jackie Chan will be playing Passepartout. Hugh Grant had once been mentioned for the Fogg role. Thanks to Coming Soon