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Rene Russo joins THOR

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by: Chase Whale
December 17th, 2009

Rene Russo

Lately, THOR casting news has been hammered into us. We recently found out Natalie Portman has signed on as THOR's love interest, along with Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano - not as THOR's lovers, but as co-stars (would be interesting if all were his lovers, though).

Now here's an unexpected casting and face we have not seen in a while. Cutie patootie Rene Russo has just joined the cast of THOR, according to Variety. Rene will play Frigga, wife of Norse God Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and step-mother of Thor (STAR TREK's Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the film's primary villain.

Mark Protosevich and Zach Stentz wrote the script, and Kenneth Branagh is directing. THOR is set to strike down in theaters May 20, 2011. If you're not familiar with THOR comics, here's the plot: Thor is a powerful but stubbon warrior that reignites an ancient war. As punishment, he's sent down to Earth to live among and like the humans. There he realizes what a true hero can be, which coincidentally happens around the same time a dangerous villain is summoned to to our world to destroy it. Destruction party2k11 ensues.

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