Naomi Watts has landed a major role opposite Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons, according to The New York Post.

The prequel to the The Da Vinci Code, which will also be directed by Ron Howard, has had its production start pushed back due to the writers' strike.

"It's been put off at least until February," said one insider to the newspaper.

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Angels and Demons arrives in theatres in 2009.

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