Dominic West (300, “The Wire”) and Wayne Knight (Newman on “Seinfeld”) have joined Lionsgate and Marvel Studios’ Punisher: War Zone, the action-thriller based on the Marvel Comics character being directed by Lexi Alexander.
Ray Stevenson already is on board to portray the Marvel vigilante. Previously cast were Dash Mihok as Detective Martin Soap, Colin Salmon as Agent Paul Budiansky and Doug Hutchinson as Loony Bin Jim.
West is in talks to play the Punisher’s archenemy known as Jigsaw, a mob assassin whose face was torn to shreds and stitched back together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Knight is in negotiations to play Microchip, the Punisher’s armorer and confident the man who supplies him with his stockpile of weapons and one of the few people who knows the Punisher’s true identity.
Gale Anne Hurd and Marvel’s Kevin Feige are producing, and Avi Arad is executive producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin in October in Montreal.