Morena Baccarin Joins Deadpool as Female Lead
Morena Baccarin has landed the female lead in Deadpool, based on the Marvel Comics character. Baccarin (Homeland, Firefly) will star opposite Ryan Reynolds, who is playing the title character. Gina Carano and T.J. Miller are already attached to the project.
In Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds plays an assassin named Wade Wilson who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer that ends up leaving him twisted and scarred but also imbued with superpowers. Baccarin will play Ryan Reynolds love interest. The character grapples with falling for a man with a hideously scarred face.
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Action, Adventure, Adaptation
Director: Tim Miller
Screenwriter: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
20th Century Fox is developing a “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” spin-off featuring Deadpool, the wise-cracking mercenary played in the film by Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds is attached to reprise the character for what for now is simply being called “Deadpool.” The Marvel Comics character was created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza. Deadpool first appeared in New Mutants #98 (February 1991).
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