1. Roger Moore's New Film

    By David Winter on 2001-05-09

    LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) — Former James Bond star Roger Moore will venture into comedy as he is in negotiations to join the cast of the indie feature Boat Trip for first-time director Mort Nathan. Shooting begins at the end of the month in Germany, with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Horatio Sanz in lead roles.

    In addition, Roselyn Sanchez has been cast as the female lead in the film, which is a joint venture between Brad Krevoy’s Motion Picture Corporation of America and Germany-based International West Pictures.

    Co-written by Nathan and William Bigelow, the story centers on two straight men (Gooding and Sanz) who embark on a Caribbean cruise on the USS Calypso in search of love and romance only to realize that they are on a gay cruise. Moore would play Lloyd, an elegantly dressed gay man who served for 30 years in the Army. Sanchez plays Britt, the ship’s only female crew member, who befriends Gooding thinking he is gay yet finds herself falling in love with him.

    IWP and German film fund Apollo will finance Boat Trip. Krevoy and IWP’s Schmidt will produce. MPCA senior vp development and production Adam Richman is shepherding the project. MGM will distribute the film under MPCA’s three-year, 12-picture worldwide distribution deal with the studio.

    Moore is repped by his agent Tom Chasin.

    Sanchez, repped by WMA and her manager Sara Ramaker, next will be seen as the female lead in New Line Cinema’s Rush Hour 2.