It feels as though it's been forever since we last heard anything about Guillermo del Toro's epic Pacific Rim. Back in August it was reported that Clifton Collins Jr. has joined the cast of the sci-fi monster movie, but since then radio silence has been maintained on all channels. Fortunately the month-long hush has finally been interrupted with a new casting announcement.

Variety reports that Diego Klattenhoff, who stars as Mike Faber on the Showtime original series Homeland, has officially landed a part in the new del Toro film. Klattenhoff joins a crew that includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Willem Dafoe, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky and the aforementioned Clifton Collins Jr. The story, written by Clash of the Titans-scribe Travis Beacham, is set in the year 2025 when the world is at war with aliens that live in the Pacific Ocean. After fighting for 12 years, a group of humans begin to build and operate massive robotic armor to defeat the invading forces once and for all and save the world. While Klattenhoff has spent most of his career on TV, appearing on shows like Mercy, 24, and Whistler, his previous film credits include The Informers and Lucky Number Slevin.

Is anyone else noticing a strange pattern in the casting of this movie?
  • Charlie Hunnam=Sons of Anarchy/Undeclared
  • Idris Elba=The Wire/Luther
  • Charlie Day=It's Always Sunny In Philidelphia
  • Rob Kazinsky=Eastenders
  • Max Martini=The Unit
  • Diego Klattenhoff=Homeland
That's an awful lot of lot of television actors for one feature film. What could it mean?

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