Poor pawn Peter Russo, also known as Corey Stoll, has joined a mystery role in the upcoming Marvel film, Ant-Man. He’ll join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas for the July 17, 2015 release with Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson also still in talks to form the cast.
Stoll recently starred in the first season of the Netflix Original Series, “House of Cards.” He is also well-known for big screen roles in projects like The Bourne Legacy, Salt and Midnight in Paris.
Ant-Man is set to begin production shortly in George. It is directed by Edgar Wright who also co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish. The film, which is supposed to launch “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will follow Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s May 1, 2015 release.
I am so overly excited for this. FX has ordered a 13-episode season for Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain.” “The Strain” is based on a vampire novel trilogy of the same name penned by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot for the TV project, with del Toro also helming.
“The Strain” is billed as a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
“‘The Strain’ books are near and dear to my heart and now, Chuck and I have the blessing of a partnership with Carlton and FX that holds great promise,” said del Toro. “Working with FX has yielded an amazing experience with total creative freedom and support.”
Carlton Cuse is serving as showrunner and scribe on the series, which is being produced by FX Prods. Corey Stoll (who recently starred in “House of Cards”) is headlining the series as Goodweather. Other cast members include Mia Maestro, Sean Astin and Kevin Durand. “The Strain” will begin lensing in Toronto later this month.
“The Strain” will premiere in 2014.