The world’s press were up at the crack of dawn and waited three hours, sustained only by coffee and mini croissants (wouldn’t cannolis have been more, you know, Italian?), for the celebrities to arrive and board the Da Vinci Code train. Those showing up at Waterloo Station with director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer, and the book’s author, Dan Brown, were the film’s stars, Tom Hanks (with Rita Wilson), Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, and Paul Bettany. Oh, and Mary Hart, hopefully not the only Mary on board, wink wink. Oh, and wouldn’t the Jesus and Mary Chain have been an apt band to play as the train pulled out of the station? Along with the plan for the film to rake in a gabillion dollars worldwide, the filmmakers hoped the trip from London to Cannes would break the world record for the longest nonstop international train journey.