Robert Kazinksy Joins Pacific Rim

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Robert Kazinsky is the latest name to join the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, says a story at Variety. Willem Dafoe is also said to be in early discussions to appear.

The film, from screenwriter Travis Beacham, is said to be a variation on the Japanese Kaiju genre (giant monsters) and the plot sees a future Earth defending itself from attacking creatures through the use of enormous mechanized robots.

Kazinsky, who would play a member of Earth’s resistance, is best known for his role on the UK series “EastEnders.” He’s also slated to appear in the currently-unscheduled Red Tails, which completed production some time ago.

Dafoe, meanwhile, would play a scientist who has been studying the monsters. He will next appear in The Hunter and John Carter. He’s also appearing in the currently-in-production Odd Thomas.

Pacific Rim is currently aiming for a July 12, 2013 release.

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