McKellen, Molina Join DaVinci Code

Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) will join The DaVinci Code for director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.

Sony/Columbia Pictures is releasing the adaptation of the international best-selling book by Dan Brown about a symbologist named Robert Langdon who is in a race against the clock to try to uncover the clues hidden in many works of art. They all will add up to a secret conspiracy hidden in the church for thousands of years.

Hanks will star as Langdon. Molina will play Bishop Arigarosa, who becomes curious with Langdon’s quest while McKellen will play Sir Teabing, a rich man who helps Langdon but has his own ambitions to uncover the Holy Grail.

Audrey Tatou and Jean Reno round out the cast.