'Da Vinci Code' Helps Break World Record

5/16/2006 2:28 PM PDT

Director Ron Howard and the cast of the highly anticipated film, 'The Da Vinci Code,' gathered in London to help set a Guinness Book World Record for the longest nonstop international train journey.

Howard was joined by Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Paul Bettany and Sir Ian McKellen on the especially created Da Vinci Code Eurostar train bound for Cannes, France.

Despite the Vatican's numerous calls to boycott the film and uproar from various religious groups across the world, McKellen downplayed the controversy saying, "I am surprised there hasn't been more fuss."

'The Da Vinci Code' opens May 19.