Several More Join Spirit Cast

Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons and Louis Lombardi have joined the cast of “Will Eisner’s The Spirit” to be helmed by comic auteur Frank Miller says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film noir follows rookie cop Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht) who returns from the dead to fight crime as the Spirit from the shadows of Central City. Samuel L. Jackson will play the villainous Octopus with Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson as femme fatales.

Paulson will play the hero’s true love, Dr. Ellen Dolan, the police commissioner’s daughter. Lauria is the commissioner, Katic a rookie cop, Simmons a younger version of Denny Colt, and Lombardi will play Octopus henchman Phobos.

Production will begin in October in New Mexico and will be shot entirely at Albuquerque Studios. A 2009 release is scheduled.