House Of Cards actor Corey Stoll is in talks to star in Ant-Man, according to reports.
Stoll, who has won acclaim for his role in the US political series, is reportedly locked in negotiations to star in the upcoming Marvel picture, while The Wrap also says that Lost actress Evangeline Lily has agreed a deal to feature in the film.
Although it is unknown what part Stoll is in talks for, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug star Lily is thought to be playing lead character Scott Lang’s love interest and the daughter of Hank Pym. As previously revealed, Paul Rudd will play Lang, while Michael Douglas will portray the elder scientist.
The character of Ant-Man made his Marvel comic book debut in 1962, but has never appeared on screen before. Speaking previously about his plans for the film, director Edgar Wright said he was eager to bring his own sensibilities and idiosyncrasies to the Hollywood project.
“I think there will be some elements of my previous movies in there, and I think that’s why Marvel wanted me to do it in the first place,” he stated. “I don’t think they hired me to do something completely anonymous. So it’s fun – it’s got lots of new elements. I’m excited about it.”
As well as directing, Wright co-wrote the film’s script with Joe Cornish, also his collaborator on the screenplay for The Adventures Of Tintin. Ant-Man will be released on July 15 next year (2015).