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Morena Baccarin Joins Deadpool

Morena Baccarin To Play The Female Lead In ‘Deadpool’

Morena Baccarin Joins Deadpool

‘Homeland’ and ‘Gotham’ actress Morena Baccarin has joined Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, and MMA champion-turned-actress Gina Carano in ‘Deadpool,’ 20th Century Fox’s action movie based on the wisecracking mercenary Marvel character. Baccarin will play the female lead and romantic interest of Reynolds’ title character.

Last month we heard that production on the upcoming ‘Deadpool’ film will be set up in Ryan Reynolds’ home town of Vancouver. Last summer test footage “leaked” online for the long-in-development X-Men spinoff to much acclaim. Closely following the warm reception, 20th Century Fox penciled in the perpetually on/off project for a February 12th, 2016 release date – three months before ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits the big screen.

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Ewan McGregor To Make His Feature Directorial Debut With ‘American Pastoral’

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Lakeshore Entertainment send word that Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut in American Pastoral. McGregor will star with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the film adaptation based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Philip Roth. ‘American Pastoral‘s adapted screenplay was written by John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) with filming scheduled for September 2015 in Pittsburgh. ‘American Pastoral’ will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Phillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.

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Kodi Smit-McPhee To Play Nightcrawler In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ writer-producer-director Bryan Singer has announced on his Instagram account that Kodi Smit-McPhee (ParaNorman, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) will play Nightcrawler in the May 27th, 2016 release. The character, who was created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, made his first comic book appearance in 1975’s “Giant Size X-Men” #1.  Alan Cumming famously played an older version of Nightcrawler in ‘X2.’

Last month Bryan Singer revealed that Alexandra Shipp will play Storm, Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan will play Cyclops in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’  Shipp is known playing KT Rush on the show ‘House of Anubis’ and for leading ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,’ Turner is known for her role as Sansa Stark on ‘Game of Thrones,’ and Sheridan has starred in ‘The Tree of Life,’ ‘Mud’ and ‘Joe.’ Famke Janssen played Jean Grey in five ‘X-Men’ movies, Cyclops has been portrayed by James Marsden in four films, and Halle Berry played Storm in four films.

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