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New Line finds Rogers for ‘Lost in Space’ role

NEW YORK — Mimi Rogers has been set to star in New Line’s adaptation of the 1960s TV series “Lost in Space,” playing the role of Maureen Robinson.

At the same time, her children are also set: Penny will be played by Lacey Chabert (“Party of Five”) and Will will be played by newcomer Jack Johnson. The father, John Robinson, is being played by William Hurt and Heather Graham is playing daughter Judy. Gary Oldman has the role of the mischievous Dr. Smith in the pic, to be directed by Stephen Hopkins from a script by Akiva Goldsman.

The film begins shooting March 3 in London’s Shepperton Studios, with more than 700 special effects shots planned. It will be produced by Mark Cook, Hopkins and Goldsman. Executive producers are Mace Neufeld and Bob Rehme. The project’s being shepherded by New Line executive vice president Richard Saperstein.

Rogers, last seen in “Trees Lounge” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” will next be seen in New Line’s “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” co-starring with Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley. She also recently co-starred with Gabriel Byrne in HBO’s “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and “Tricks” for Showtime, the latter of which she executive produced.

Rogers’ deal was made by manager Julie Yorn at Addis-Wechsler and CAA’s Jane Berliner.

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