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Casting: Emms, Chestnut, Crews, Chorostecki

By Garth Franklin Wednesday August 15th 2012 11:02AM

Kick-Ass 2
Robert Emms ("Broken," "Mirror, Mirror") is set to play 'Insect Man' while Morris Chestnut will play Marcus Williams in Jeff Wadlow's "Kick-Ass" sequel.

In the comics, Insect Man is a cop who turned into a superhero during the night to "do the stuff he couldn't do in his day job." Marcus is the new stepfather of Chloe Moretz's Hit-Girl character. [Source: Deadline]

The Hive
Morris Chestnut has also booked the male lead role opposite Halle Berry in "The Hive" at Sony Pictures. The story is set at a 911 call center.

Berry plays a veteran operator who takes a call from a kidnapped teen stuffed a trunk. Using her considerable skills to keep the girl calm, she tries to find the kidnapper before it’s too late. [Source: Deadline]

Scary Movie 5
"The Expendables 2" star Terry Crews has joined the cast of Dimension Films' "Scary Movie 5". The specifics of his role are unknown.

The actor recently finished shooting the film"Aztec Warrior" with Luis Guzman about the Lucha Libre movement. [Source: Blackfilm]

Hannibal
"Camelot" actress Lara Jean Chorostecki will play Freddie Lounds in NBC's new drama series "Hannibal".

Lounds was the sleazy tabloid reporter from "Red Dragon" portrayed by Stephen Lang and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film adaptations of that first Hannibal Lecter novel to which the series serves as a prequel. [Source: Digital Spy]

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