Fernando Meirelles' end of the world thriller Blindness has picked up a triple threat of acting talent. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover and Alice Braga will all be appearing in the film.

The script is based on Jose Saramago's acclaimed work of fiction of the same name. The storyline revolves around a city overcome by an epidemic of blindness. The disease pushes the town's people towards a societal breakdown. As reported last week, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo are already attached to the project.

Bernal will play the King of Ward 3, and Glover will narrate the story. Braga will portray the girl with the dark glasses.

Shooting starts in early July. The film crew will be on location in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Toronto.

B. Alan Orange