Mira Nair’s ‘National Treasure’ adds Justin Bartha to the cast Mira Nair and Justin Bartha (Photo credit: GettyImages)
Justin Bartha, who co-starred opposite Nicolas Cage in the two National Treasure films, joins National Treasure series, which is an expansion of the popular action-adventure film franchise. It is currently in the works at the streamer Disney Plus.
Bartha will reprise his role as the computer expert Riley Poole on the show. Renowned filmmaker Mira Nair is attached to direct the series.
The series, a project from Disney Branded Television for Disney Plus produced by ABC Signature, will be headlined by Lisette Alexis and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
As mentioned above, National Treasure is an expansion of the namesake movie franchise and follows a young heroine, Jess (Alexis), a brilliant and resourceful dreamer who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about her family’s mysterious past and save a lost pan American treasure.
Bartha starred as Riley in the first National Treasure film which was released in 2004, opposite Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, and John Voight. Bartha also appeared in the 2007 sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
Zuri Reed, Jordan Rodrigues, Antonio Cipriano, Jake Austin Walker, and Lyndon Smith also round out the cast of the National Treasure series.
Production on the show is currently underway in Baton Rouge, Los Angeles.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui, who also serves as a writer.
Jon Turteltaub is also an executive producer. Nair is directing and executive producing.
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