Movie News: 'Thor 2' and 'Kick-Ass 2' Casting; Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and a Red-Band 'Lawless' Trailer

Movie News: 'Thor 2' and 'Kick-Ass 2' Casting; Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and a Red-Band 'Lawless' Trailer

Aug 22, 2012

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Thor: The Dark World: Kat Dennings made a good impression in a small role in Thor (above) as Natalie Portman’s comic sidekick; since then her sitcom 2 Broke Girls has become a big hit. Dennings will be returning in Thor: The Dark World, but, as it happens, her role in the superhero sequel has reportedly been expanded. Oh, what a difference a hit TV show can make! [Deadline]

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall: Lindy Booth may not be a household name yet, but she may have just landed a very plum role in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. The actress is in talks to play Night Bitch, an ordinary citizen who is inspired to fight crime as a masked heroine in the sequel. Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are all set to return; Jim Carrey has been courted for a cameo, but the chances of that happening are now described as “slim.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Josh Brolin: Recently we heard that Sean Penn was in talks to direct Crazy for the Storm, the real-life story of a father who pushes his young son into competitive sports, learning skills that enabled the boy to survive a plane crash on an icy mountain at age 11. And it sounds like Penn wants to reunite with Josh Brolin, with whom he acted in Milk (and also the upcoming Gangster Squad); Brolin is now in talks to play the hard-driving father. [Variety]

Lawless Trailer: Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain and Shia LaBeouf star in the Prohibition Era bootlegging drama Lawless, which is inspired by a true story. In a new red-band trailer (NSFW), we get glimpses of blood, violence, naked bodies, a dust storm and plenty of old-fashioning gunplay. Look for it in theaters on August 29. [Collider]

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