The Celestine Prophecy: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thomas Kretschmann has signed on to star with Sarah Wayne Callies and Matthew Settle in the big-screen adaptation of James Redfield's best-selling New Age novel "The Celestine Prophecy."

Kretschmann -- whose credits include The Pianist and John Duigan's upcoming Head in the Clouds, with Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz -- also has joined the cast of the vampire feature Perfect Creature, starring Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows.

In "Celestine," Kretschmann will play Will, an outdoorsman and guide who also is a mystic. The film follows a spiritual search in a Peruvian rain forest for a long-lost manuscript containing insights into the nature of human existence. Also joining "Celestine" are Hector Elizondo, Jurgen Prochnow and Joaquim de Almeida.

Brian B.