National Treasure 2 Cast Discovered
A few more new casting details courtesy of JoBlo today reveal more about National Treasure 2. It's already filming in Washington DC at the moment, but the remaining cast has only been revealed recently. Oscar winner Helen Mirren has been cast as Emily Appleton, Nicolas Cage's mother, and Ed Harris has been cast as Jeb Wilkinson, the primary villain.
In National Treasure: Book of Secrets, this time Nicolas Cage's character Ben Gates has a connection to John Wilkes Booth and the mysterious Knights of the Gold Circle. Jeb Wilkinson, played by Harris, has some information about Gates' father and initially sets himself as an ally, but eventually becomes the villain, much like the first film. Also returning from the first film are Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha and Harvey Keitel. National Treasure: Book of Secrets is currently set for release late this year on December 21st, 2007.
Honestly, I really liked the first one, even moreso than The Da Vinci Code, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they can do with this sequel and if they can top themselves.