Antartica: According to Variety, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! star Josh Duhamel has won a lead role in Antarctica, the Mandeville-produced epic feature for Disney that marks the directing debut of Bruce Hendricks, the longtime head of physical production for the studio.

Scripted by David DiGilio," "Antarctica" is the fact-based story of a pair of explorers forced to leave behind their team of sled dogs because of a brutal cold snap. Given the deep-freeze subject matter, it's appropriate that the film is being shepherded by Kristin Burr. Disney got into the film by buying remake rights to a version of the film that was made in Japan.

Brian B.