According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Lucas has finally signed on for Warner Bros. Pictures' remake of The Poseidon Adventure, being directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

Lucas has been flirting with the role of the ship-hopping gambler for some time. Negotiations, which were on and off, broke down late Friday, leaving the part up for grabs. Both sides quickly reconvened over the weekend and sealed the deal.

Like the 1972 original, the story follows the survivors of the S.S. Poseidon, a cruise ship that is capsized by a tidal wave. The survivors, trapped inside, are forced to work their way to the surface of the upside-down ship through the hull.