A 12-part take on the story of the ill-fated luxury liner Titanic is lining up a slate of stars, reports Deadline.com. The British miniseries, "Titanic: Blood & Steel," has yet to land a U.S. distribution deal.
Chris Noth, Derek Jacobi, Neve Campbell and Kevin Zegers are in different stages of negotiations to join the $28 million BBC production, which has started filming in Belfast.
The miniseries will track the building of the Titanic, starting in the early 1900s. Noth is expected to play financier J.P. Morgan, while Jacobi would play Lord William Pirrie, the chairman of the company that built the doomed ocean liner.
Campbell would play a reporter covering the ship’s first voyage, while Zegers would play Mark Muir, the metallurgist on the project who discovers flaws in the quality of the ship’s metal.