David Thewlis, best known for playing Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise, has signed on for Summit Entertainment’s RED 2, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter. He joins Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-Hun Lee, Karl Urban and Neal McDonough in the ensemble action comedy, set to hit theaters on August 2, 2013.
The project is being directed by Dean Parisot from a screenplay by Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the original RED, based in turn on a comic book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer.
RED 2 brings back the team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe.
Thewlis’ role is said to be that of an information dealer nicknamed The Frog.
Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce the film via their DiBonaventura Pictures banner. Feig will oversee the project for the studio along with Summit Entertainments Senior Vice President of Production, Geoff Shaevitz.
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