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Mark Duplass Takes A Key Role In Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty

If we need to crown an indie king for the first half of 2012, then there is no other choice than Mark Duplass. In 2012 alone he has directed, written, produced and released Jeff, Who Lives At Home; produced and written Black Rock (which saw its debut at the Sundance Film Festival); written, directed and produced The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (which comes out this summer); produced and starred in Safety Not Guaranteed (out at the end of next month); performed a small role in the upcoming People Like Us, and starred in Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion (and that's not even the full list). Considering that he has another season of the FX series The League starting this fall and just signed on for the sci-fi comedy Convention, you'd think that he'd be interested in taking a bit of time to relax and get his mind straight, but apparently that's just not part of his chemistry, as he's taken yet another part.

According to Deadline, Duplass has signed on for a part in Zero Dark Thirty, the new Katherine Bigelow movie about SEAL Team Six and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. The movie is currently in production and is currently scheduled to be released on December 19th. The actor/director/writer/producer will be joining an all-star cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, Scott Adkins, Frank Grillo, Nash Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez and many more. While the source doesn't give any details about the character that Duplass will play, the part described as a "key supporting role."

Mark Boal, who previously worked with Bigelow on the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, wrote the script.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.