LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: Elisabeth Shue attends the American Express Gala & European Premiere of "Battle of the Sexes" during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The Boys Expands All-Star Cast with Elisabeth Shue

CSI and Karate Kid actress Elisabeth Shue has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Amazon Studios adaptation of The Boys, according to Deadline.

Based on the comic series of the same name, the show follows the titular superpowered CIA squad who closely monitor the superhero community as their celebrity status has corrupted them and led them to engage in reckless behavior compromising the world.

The source material, which ran for 72 issues between 2006 and 2012, was co-created by Darick Robertson, who helped co-create the Happy graphic novel series that was recently adapted by Syfy, and Garth Ennis, who’s known for writing the Preacher comic series with a TV adaptation currently running on AMC. It quickly earned popularity for its more graphic nature, in which Ennis sought to outdo the extreme violence and sexuality displayed in the Preacher comics.

Shue will join an already star-studded cast that includes Karl Urban (Dredd), Jack Quaid (Logan Lucky), Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones), Antony Starr (Banshee), Laz Alonso (Detroit), Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad), Dominique McElligott (House of Cards), Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl). Principal photography is set to begin sometime in the next couple of months.

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