Giovanni Ribisi Joins Avatar

Giovanni Ribisi has signed on to James Cameron’s $190 million 3-D feature “Avatar,” playing a passive-aggressive character named Selfridge in the Fox film says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows a band of humans pitted against a distant planet’s indigenous inhabitants. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez also star.

The feature blends live-action photography and new virtual photorealistic production techniques invented by Cameron’s team and features six computer-generated actors.

The film is currently in production in Los Angeles and next month starts production in New Zealand at Weta Digital.