It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about Sony’s impending Da Vinci Code sequel Angels & Demons, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. The film is still in pre-production and they’re planning it for a 2008 release date. Tom Hanks is supposed to be back, and now we have an exclusive on who may be the film’s next cast addition.
According to an anonymous source of ours over at Sony, model turned actress Gisele Bundchen is joining the cast to star opposite Hanks. She’ll play the part of an Italian woman named Vittoria, a role many fans had been pulling for Monica Bellucci to land. But word is that director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman wanted someone younger for Vittoria and so ended up going with Bundchen. Gisele already has the script in her hands and they’re planning to start shooting Angels & Demons as soon as this June.
Now our standard disclaimer that comes with any sort of scoop like this. Whenever you see the words “anonymous source” on any report, whether it be from us or any other publication, that means anything said afterwards should be regarded only as a big, stinky, rumor. We can’t confirm whether or not this is true. I contacted Sony this afternoon for some sort of confirmation, and their representative said he hasn’t heard anything about it in his office. That doesn’t mean it isn’t true, it just means he doesn’t know. So, hang on for Sony or Gisele to give us some sort of official confirmation before hanging this on your Angels & Demons fact hat rack.
That said, Gisele’s schedule is certainly clear enough to permit it. She was last seen in The Devil Wears Prada, and before that she had a major role in the 2004 movie Taxi. The only thing that might get in the way of her doing it, is that she’s rumored to be pregnant with Leonardo DiCaprio’s baby... or maybe it's Tom Brady's. Pick a dude. Perhaps that doesn’t matter. Assuming it's even true, she wouldn’t be the first actress to make a movie in her third trimester.