Cinderella Man: According to Production Weekly, Paul Giamatti is set to star with Russell Crowe and Rene Zellweger in the Ron Howard-directed Cinderella Man, which begins production March 1stin Toronto.

In Cinderella Man, Giamatti will play Joe Gould, boxing manager to Jim Braddock, (Crowe) a Depression-era boxer who became a folk hero by winning a brutal 15-round match with heavyweight champion Max Bear (Craig Bierko) in 1935.

Zellweger will play his wife Mae Braddock. Avkiva Goldsman was brought in the rewrite the original script previously written by Charlie Mitchell, making it a complete reunion for the A Beautiful Mind crew, Crowe, Goldsman, and Howard.

Brian B.