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Tyrese fires up ‘Phoenix’

Singer joins Quaid, Ribisi, Otto, Padalecki in redo

A correction was made to this article on Nov. 13, 2003.

“2 Fast 2 Furious” star Tyrese is in the hangar for “The Flight of the Phoenix,” 20th Century Fox’s remake of the 1966 film.

Tyrese joins Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Miranda Otto and Jared Padalecki in the John Moore-directed pic.

The story revolves around a plane crash in a North African sandstorm and the efforts of the crew to salvage the wreckage and get it off the ground. Tyrese will play the plane’s tough guy mechanic. William Aldrich and John Davis are producing.

Tyrese took the job as the tinkering continues on “Extortion,” the drama he’ll star in for Universal and “2Fast” producer Neal Moritz. Tyrese will play a detective who investigates his foster brother’s murder.

WMA and Jerome Martin rep him.

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