“The Killing” co-stars nab feature-film roles


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: AMC’s new murder-mystery drama “The Killing” continues to draw in crowds, elevating the profiles of the show’s two leads.

And now it appears that the actors are parlaying that exposure into feature-film work.

Mireille Enos, who plays Seattle sheriff Sarah Linden, is in talks to join Marc Forster’s “World War Z” in the role of Brad Pitt’s wife, THR is reporting. Pitt “is playing a U.N. worker, [and] Enos would play his wife, a mother of two girls,” THR reports. The zombie drama is supposed to begin filming in June.

Meanwhile, THR also adds that Linden’s “Killing” co-star, Joel Kinnaman, has joined Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in “Safe House,” a thriller about a CIA agent (Reynolds) trying to transport a violent convict (Washington) following a vicious attack.

Kinnaman “is playing a man who operates a safe house where Reynolds and Washington show up,” THR says.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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