Aishwarya Rai to join all-star cast for Pink Panther 2

Heavyweight actors Alfred Molina, Andy Garcia, Aishwarya Rai and John Cleese have been inked for working title “The Pink Panther 2″ to shoot in Boston.

Cleese and company will appear with Steve Martin in the sequel to the first Pink Panther, for a 2009 release date.

Not everyone is pleased that the venerable actors are stooping to the pedestrian material.

Russ Fischer of CHUD.com writes: “Sullying their good name along with Cleese will be Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina and Aishwarya Rai, with second appearances by Jean ‘Soulless’ Reno and Emily Mortimer. For Bollywood veteran Rai, I guess this could conceivably seem like a good move.”

Variety reports “The Pink Panther 2″ will be directed by Harald Zwart from a screenplay by Scott Neustadter, Mike Weber, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Steve Martin.

The movie will open February 13, 2009.

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