Hollywood actor Paul Giamatti is set to star alongside Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger in forthcoming boxing movie Cinderella Man.

The AMERICAN SPLENDOR star is in talks to appear as the trainer of real-life 1930s boxer JIM BRADDOCK, played by Crowe.

And SEX AND THE CITY star Craig Bierko has signed up to appear in the RON HOWARD directed movie as heavyweight champion MAX BAER, who fights Braddock in a 15 round nail-biter.

Cinderella Man is due to start shooting in April (04), a month later than planned after Crowe injured his shoulder in Sydney during training.

02/02/2004 17:23