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You Thought I Was Strange, Just Look At Me Now: "The Killing" Co-Stars Land Feature Films, World War Z and Safe House

By Cindy Davis | Industry | April 26, 2011 |

By Cindy Davis | Industry | April 26, 2011 |

If you aren’t watching AMC’s “The Killing,” you’re missing out on a great, heart wrenching whodunit, replete with fantastic character actors. Reminiscent of “Twin Peaks,” Mireille Enos’ portrayal of Detective Sarah Linden recalls Kyle MacLachlan’s haunted Agent Cooper. And not since “Homicide: Life on the Street” have I felt such emotion emanating from a wordless police officer; Enos’ face conveys everything. As she follows her instincts, you can practically see the inner workings of Linden’s brain. Joel Kinnaman (as Linden’s new partner, Holder) is right in step with Enos as a harsh counterpart, more violent and prone to explosive emotion. Whereas Linden maintains an outward calm and keeps her control, Holder is a loose cannon ready to pounce on each suspect anew. Both actors hold the screen in their own ways, different and equal. And both have just landed new film roles.

First up is the stunning Mireille Enos,


who will star as Brad Pitt’s wife in the film adaptation of Max Brooks’ World War Z. The novel is an “oral history of the Zombie War,” recounted by survivors around the world, to ensure humanity never forgets how close it came to annihilation. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is exceptionally well reviewed and in 2006, an all-star cast was assembled for the audio book (Alan Alda, Carl and Rob Reiner, Henry Rollins, John Turturro…).

Meanwhile, Swedish actor, Joel Kinnaman:


has just signed on to join Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington for Daniel Espinosa’s (Easy Money) Safe House. Reynolds plays a CIA agent who, after surviving a violent attack on a safe house, tries to move his dangerous charge (Washington) to a new location. Kinnaman will play a “key role” as the man running the second safe house. Safe House also stars Sam Shepard, Brendan Gleeson and Ruben Blades. I predict Kinnaman is the (not)surprise bad guy.

(Source: Hollywood Reporter)

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