Jessica Biel is set to star in 20th Century Fox’s The Wolverine, a sequel to the steaming pile of dog poop that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. According to Deadline, the 30-year-old stunner will play the villainess Viper—also known as Madame Hydra.
Biel joins a cast that includes Hal Yamanouchi (Push) as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as one-time Wolverine fiancee Mariko, Rila Fukushima as assassin Yukio, Hiroyuki Sanada (”LOST”) as Wolverine foe the Silver Samurai and Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine.
The Wolverine shoots in Australia and Japan. James Mangold (Knight and Day, 3:10 to Yuma) is directing.
Biel made her genre debut in the 2003 Platinum Dunes remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. She will next be seen in French director Pascal Laugier’s (Martyrs) English language feature debut