Two comic book and one action movie casting action for ya tonight. Up first, the always lovely Olivia Williams (“The Sixth Sense”, “Dollhouse”) has joined the cast of the Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner “Breacher” (formerly “Ten”).
Williams joins the aforementioned Schwarzenegger, along with Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Dawn Olivieri in the film. “End of Watch’s” David Ayer is directing from a script by Skip Woods (“Swordfish”).
“Breacher” features Arnold and company playing DEA agents who pull off a heist during an enforcement operation against a crimelord, only to find themselves being picked off one by one by a mysterious assailant in the aftermath. Williams will play “a tenaciously cutthroat detective who’s investigating the team murders.” Better than being a lazily disinterested detective, I always say. [THR]
Fanboys and “South Park” may be enamored with “Star Wars” alum Natalie Portman in the first “Thor” movie, but for my money Kat Dennings was what made all those human/scientist scenes worth watching. She was funny and yeah, kinda hot. Okay, really hot.
So the question is, will Kat Dennings return for “Thor 2: The Dark World”? We already know Portman is back as Jane Foster, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and the rest.
According to the trades, that is an affirmative: Dennings will return as Foster’s intern Darcy Lewis in the sequel, and thanks to her hit show “2 Broke Girls” on CBS, Dennings’ character will be more than just the wisecracking sidekick this time around, but will have an “expanded” role.
“Game of Thrones” vet Alan Taylor is directing “Thor 2: The Dark World”, which is set for 2013. [Deadline]
Speaking of comic book babes, The Night Bitch has arrived on the set of Jeff Wadlow’s upcoming “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall” in the form of actress Lindy Booth, who has reportedly inked a deal to play the superhero in the upcoming comic book sequel.
Booth joins “Kick-Ass” returnees Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, along with newcomers Donald Faison and John Leguizamo. And possibly Jim Carrey, who was reportedly offered the role of The Colonel.
The Canadian Booth counts Zack Snyder’s 2004 horror remake “Dawn of the Dead” among her credits, along with plenty of U.S. TV roles. She will play the character Night Bitch, “one of the new heroes — none of which has any actual powers — inspired by antics of Kick-Ass and joins a team called Justice Forever. They quickly get in over their heads when an organized crime group they’re antagonizing wants payback.”
“Balls to the Wall” will shoot this September in Toronto with stops in New York for 2013. [Heat Vision]