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Casting News: Rosamund Pike in talks to play Andromeda in 'Wrath Of The Titans'

Deadline reports that Rosamund Pike (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe) is currently in talks and close to finalizing a deal to play Andromeda in the Jonathan Liebesman directed film "Wrath of the Titans" (and is said to be shot in 3D, according to Variety), taking over for Alexa Davalos who played the part in Louis Leterrier‘s “Clash Of The Titans.” If Miss Pike is officially cast as Andromeda, she joins the rest of an interesting cast that currently include Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Edgar Ramirez, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.
Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures is near a deal with Barney's Version star Rosamund Pike to play the role of Andromeda in the Clash of the Titans sequel. Pike has been on the radar since the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day and has done a succession of indie films. Pike had been mentioned in speculative stories about who might get the lead in Zack Snyder-directed Superman films opposite Henry Cavill. Scratch her off the list, she'll be busy in this Warner Bros film instead, which stars Sam Worthington and will be directed by Battle: Los Angeles helmer Jonathan Liebesman.  Andromeda (played by Alexa Davalos in the original, who was unavailable for the sequel) is a major role and had the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow mentioned as possibles. She's repped by UTA, Magnolia and United Agents.
Production is underway and should start soon as it's scheduled for a March 30, 2012 release date!

Also, according to The Playlist, Last month, it was reported that a number of actresses were screen-testing for the love interest role of Andromeda in the “Clash Of The Titans” sequel. Among the contenders listed at the time were “Captain America” star Hayley Atwell, Clemence Poesy (”In Bruges”), Janet Montgomery (”Black Swan”), Georgina Haig (”Wasted on the Young”) and Dominique McElligott (”Moon”) but a name recently linked as a candidate for a role in Zack Snyder‘s “Superman” has landed the gig instead.   

So, it appears that RP didn't get the role in the new Superman movie as I previously posted here last Friday that Rosamund Pike was in the shortlist for a female lead role in new 'Superman' film. But then, there was this UK's The Telegraph article:

Rosamund Pike: 'Girly men freeze women out of Hollywood'
Rosamund Pike, the former Bond girl, complains that she was recently turned down for a leading role because she was not flirtatious enough. 

“I auditioned for a job recently, and didn’t get it,” says the actress, speaking at the launch of the Birds Eye View Film Festival. “Word came back that they were looking for 'a flirty piece of ass’.

“Now, I do not want, and have never wanted, to be a flirty piece of ass, but when told I was not one, I found myself quite offended. I was thrust right back on the most primeval battlefield, the loser at the mating game.

“The point that sex appeal is not the level at which I want to compete was lost on me, momentarily.”
Now, I wonder which of these two films (both with female lead parts) she was talking about from that above article...guess, we'll eventually find out soon when this one is officially confirmed and the rest of the Superman casting is officially announced as well.



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