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IN THE WORKS: 'Red 2' Reunites Old Gang, Adds Catherine Zeta-Jones to the Mix

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 11, 2012 at 11:04AM

Lionsgate label Summit Entertainment has added Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") to the cast of the inevitable sequel to action-comedy "Red." Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, and Helen Mirren will return for "Red 2."
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Red 2

Lionsgate label Summit Entertainment has added Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") to the cast of the inevitable sequel to action-comedy "Red."  Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, and Helen Mirren will return for "Red 2."

Dean Parisot will direct the second installment from a screenplay by Erich and Jon Hoeber ("Battleship"), who wrote the script for the original "Red."  Summit announced a relatively similar plot for the sequel: "'Red 2' brings back the team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe."  It's scheduled for release on August 2, 2013.

This article is related to: Helen Mirren, Byung-hun Lee, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Sequel, Action


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.