Glenn Close Boards Guardians of the Galaxy

Glenn Close has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy as a leading member of the intergalactic Nova Corps, Deadline reports. She’ll star opposite Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond and Lee Pace in the James Gunn film.

Close, whose big screen credits range from The World According to Garp to 101 Dalmations to Mars Attacks! is also well-known for recently headlining the television series “Damages” over five seasons.

Part of Marvel Studios’ “Phase Two,” Guardians of the Galaxy features a script from Gunn, Chris McCoy and Nicole Periman. It follows an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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