Frank Miller’s “The Spirit” is really rounding out its cast nows. The latest addition is Sarah Paulson, last seen on the critically acclaimed but barely seen TV show “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, who will be playing The Spirit’s love interest, Dr. Ellen Dolan, the police commissioner’s daughter. The other new castmembers are Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons and Louis Lombardi. They join a cast that already includes Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson, playing femme fatales in the film, and Gabriel Macht as Danny Colt, aka The Spirit. And oh yeah, Samuel L. Jackson as the heavy, the villainous Octopus.
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Lauria (ABC’s mini “The Path to 9/11″) is playing the police commissioner, while Katic (“Feast of Love”) is a rookie cop. Simmons (“Evan Almighty”) plays a young Denny Colt, while Lombardi (Fox’s “24″) will play Phobos, a henchman for the Octopus.
Production will begin in October in New Mexico and will be shot entirely at Albuquerque Studios.
Odd Lot Entertainment’s Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker will produce along with Michael Uslan of Batfilm Prods. Batfilm co-founder Benjamin Melniker and Steve Maier are executive producers. Odd Lot’s Linda McDonough and Batfilm’s F.J. DeSanto serve as co-producers.
Catch the spirit in 2009.