Helen Mirren is getting into comics! While I can't confirm that she is actually reading any, she has agreed to join Summit Entertainment's espionage thriller Red, where she will star alongside Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman.
Helen Mirren for Red
If I could make a quick little note, I would say that it is good to see Summit Entertainment continuing to branch out into genres. They seem to be trying everything and, if they can learn a bit of patience, we should start seeing a nice collection of films from the studio. But I digress...
Directed by Robert Schwentke off a script by brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber, Red is a three-book series that follows a former black-ops CIA agent who lives a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him.
Red is prepping to enter production in January in Toronto and Louisiana. Feeling somewhat rushed -- see, patience -- Summit's set a domestic launch of November 19th, 2010.