Jaimie Alexander, known for playing Lady Sif in Thor, stars as a more mortal crime-fighter alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kim Jee-woon’s The Last Stand. Though we’ll be running our full interview with Alexander later this week, we wanted to bring you her comments on some of her future projects, including Thor: The Dark World, writer/director David Marconi’s Intersection with Frank Grillo and an undisclosed action movie. Alexander also revealed her wish to star in a wacky comedy with the likes of Will Ferrell.
Also starring Rodrigo Santoro, Luis Guzmán, Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Peter Stormare and Zach Gilford, The Last Stand opens on January 18th. Check out what Alexander had to say about her upcoming projects after the jump.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share with you today. First up, Harry Potter star Tom Felton set to join the cast of Therese Raquin. Based on the 19th century novel and play by Emile Zola, the dark thriller revolves around young Therese (Elizabeth Olsen) in 1867 Paris, whose aunt, Madame Raquin (Glenn Close), is forcing her into an arranged marriage with her rich, but sickly, first cousin. As Therese soon becomes obsessed with Laurent, a friend of her husband, a devastating affair ensues with a very heavy price. Deadline reports that Felton is in talks to play Therese’s sickly cousin whom she marries. Theater director Charlie Stratton is set to helm, and the dramatic role is a nice get for Felton. It’s a wise decision, as the “sickly cousin” plays against the nefarious type that Felton is surely wary of being typecast as.
Additionally, Thor star Jaimie Alexander has landed the female lead in the thriller Intersection. Variety reports that Alexander will play a woman who plots to murder her husband with the help of her lover. “Things go awry when the lover and husband are involved in a car accident on a remote desert road.” Frank Grillo (The Grey) stars as the husband, and production begins next month. Alexander recently wrapped The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hit the jump to read synopsis for Therese Raquin.