FX cast gets fired up for ‘Meltdown’

Hope, Greenwood to star in disaster pic

Leslie Hope (“24”) and Bruce Greenwood (“Thirteen Days”) have inked to topline the original movie “American Meltdown” for FX.

Project from Craig Anderson Prods. centers on a present-day nuclear plant disaster and its aftermath (Daily Variety, Jan. 8).

Arnold Vosloo (“The Mummy”) and James Remar also star.

Craig Anderson and Beth Grossbard are exec producing in association with Fox TV Studios.

Jeremiah S. Chechik (“Diabolique”) is aboard to direct the telepic from a script by Larry and Pal Barber (“The Director”).

Production is under way in Vancouver for a June premiere.

Hope stars on the ABC drama “Line of Fire” and will next star in the CBC’s four-part political thriller “H20.” Greenwood has appeared in the features “Double Jeopardy,” “The Core” and “Hollywood Homicide.”

Vosloo’s credits include the pic “Agent Cody Banks” and the series “Alias” and “Charmed.” Remar next appears in TNT’s “The Grid” and A&E’s “Eisenhower: Thunder in June.”

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