Young cast to headline Olympian fantasy Percy Jackson

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson have landed the leading roles in Fox 2000's adventure fantasy film Percy Jackson, Variety reported.

Chris Columbus will helm the movie, about a schoolboy (Lerman) whose world is turned upside down when he discovers that his father is actually the Greek god Poseidon.

The story kicks off with Percy's becoming the prime suspect when Zeus' master lightning bolt is stolen. The boy has just 10 days to find and return the stolen property to bring peace to the warring gods.

Jackson will play Percy's best friend, Grover, a satyr. Fox 2000 is looking to place a number of big-name actors in the smaller roles of the gods. Shooting is slated to begin in April in Europe.