‘Trouble’ lies ahead for Lee

Production to begin in August

Jason Lee has been cast in Barry Sonnenfeld’s ensemble comedy “Big Trouble,” which is toplined by Tim Allen and Rene Russo.

Tom Sizemore and Katie Holmes also star in the story about a group of people whose lives are interrupted when a nuclear device inside a suitcase is rigged to go off in a Miami airport.

“Trouble” is based on the best-selling novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Dave Barry. Disney-based Tom Jacobson (“Mission to Mars”) is producing, along with Sonnenfeld and Barry Josephson. The Jacobson Co.’s Jim Wedaa will executive produce the project. Production on “Trouble” begins in August in Miami.

Lee will begin production on “Trouble” immediately after wrapping the MGM comedy “The Breakers,” which stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sigourney Weaver.

Lee, who was most recently seen in Lawrence Kasdan’s “Mumford,” next stars as the lead singer of a rock band in Cameron Crowe’s untitled feature for DreamWorks.

Lee is repped by UTA, manager Gay Ribisi of Ribisi Entertainment and attorney Ken Richman of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Heartz & Goldring.

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