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While confirming that Dominic Monaghan had joined the cast of Hugh Jackman’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, Variety also mentioned that Daniel Henney had also join the cast as another Weapon X product, this one called Agent Zero. Henney is an American male model who broke into acting in the Korean film industry, most notably in “My Father”.
Henney will portray Agent Zero, a member of the Weapon X program and an expert tracker with lethal marksman skills.
Hugh Jackman stars as the titular character, while Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am, Lynn Collins and Ryan Reynolds have already boarded the project, which is shooting in New Zealand, Australia and New Orleans. Gavin Hood directs from a David Benioff screenplay, which chronicles the origins of the talon-sprouting protag.
Being that Henney was born an American citizen, I guess he doesn’t technically count as part of recent wave of Koreans invading Hollywood, counting among them Jeon Ji-Hyun (“Blood: The Last Vampire”), Rain (“Speed Racer”), and Byung-hun Lee (“I Come with the Rain” and, according to some rumors, “G.I. Joe”).