Paz Vega, Jamie King join Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes in ‘The Spirit’

November 14th, 2007 - 1:48 am ICT by admin  
The two will now also be starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Gabriel Macht, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons and Louis Lombardi.

Lead role in the Frank Miller helmed film has gone to Gabriel Macht.

Samuel L. Jackson will be playing the villain, The Octopus, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson will be starring as femme fatales Sand Saref and Silken Floss, and Macht will be playing Denny Colt/The Spirit, a rookie cop in the fictitious Central City who fakes his own death and then comes back as a masked crimefighter.

Vega will play the knife-wielding Plaster of Paris, and King will portray Lorelei, a phantom siren, reports Variety.

Principal photography has started in New Mexico.

Co-produced on the pic are Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment.

Lionsgate has U.S. and U.K. rights and plans to release the film on Jan. 16, 2009. Odd Lot principals Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker are producing along with Michael Uslan of Batfilm Prods.

Batfilm co-founder Benjamin Melniker and Steven Maier are exec producers, with Odd Lot’s Linda McDonough and Batfilm/Comic Book Movies’ F.J. DeSanto as co-producers. (ANI)

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