Vega and King Join The Spirit

Paz Vega and Jamie King have joined the cast of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, co-produced by Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment.

“The Spirit” is directed by Frank Miller (writer/co-director of Sin City and author of the graphic novel “300″) based on his own adaptation. The action-adventure centers on a man who fakes his own death and fights crime from the shadows of Central City.

Vega will play the knife-wielding Plaster of Paris, and King will portray Lorelei, a phantom siren.

The duo joins Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson, Gabriel Macht, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons and Louis Lombardi. Principal photography begins Monday in New Mexico.

Will Eisner’s The Spirit is targeting a January 16, 2009 release date.

UPDATE: The Jamie King casting was first broken by IESB.net.

Source: Variety