Van Houten Cast in Lies and Mambo


Black Book star Carice Van Houten, who recently wrapped the role of Tom Cruise’s love interest in United Artists’ Valkyrie, has booked back-to-back roles in Warner Bros.’ Body of Lies and Universal’s Repossession Mambo that will see her appear opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Jude Law, respectively.

In “Lies,” an Iraq-set spy thriller being directed by Ridley Scott, Van Houten will play DiCaprio’s love interest. Russell Crowe also stars in the movie, which is being produced by Donald De Line and Scott.

The sci-fi thriller “Mambo” follows a repo man (Law) made up of artificial organs who struggles to make payments after receiving a heart transplant and must go on the run from his former partner. Van Houten will play Law’s wife.

Miguel Sapochnik is directing “Mambo,” and Scott Stuber and Mary Parent are producing. Production is set to begin this month in Toronto.