Segel and Blunt set for roles in 'Gulliver's Travels'

Emily Blunt and Jason Segel have been tapped to join funnyman Jack Black in a new movie version of fictional adventure book 'Gulliver's Travels'.

Emily Blunt and Jason Segel have been tapped to join funnyman Jack Black in a new movie version of fictional adventure book 'Gulliver's Travels'.

The pair are reportedly negotiating with bosses at Twentieth Century Fox to co-star with Black, who signed on in November to play a travel writer who gets lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an island of tiny people.

The film, to be directed by Rob Letterman ('Shark Tale'), will give a modern spin to Jonathan Swift's classic 18th Century tale.

The role may mean Blunt will have to give up a potential role as femme fatale the Black Widow in the forthcoming Iron Man sequel opposite Robert Downey, Jr, amid scheduling concerns from her bosses at Fox studios.

Shooting for 'Gulliver's Travels' is scheduled to begin in March 2009.

Ted Danson was the last screen Gulliver, starring in a 1996 TV mini-series.

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