Morena Baccarin Joins Deadpool as Female Lead

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that “Homeland,” “Firefly” and “Gotham” actress Morena Baccarin has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s long awaited Deadpool feature film as the female lead and romantic interest of the title character. Baccarin was previously-reported as being one of six actresses that were testing for the role.

She’s joined by Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth in addition to T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein and Gina Carano. The film will also feature the mutant Colossus, though Daniel Cudmore has confirmed he will not appear as the character.

Tim Miller is set to direct the movie from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is currently scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.

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