Back in February, we brought you the news when Dean Parisot (Justified, Galaxy Quest) entered final negotiations to helm the follow-up to Summit Entertainment‘s 2010 big screen adaptation of the Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner‘s comic book, RED.
Now, Summit Entertainment has announced that Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Rock of Ages) and Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) have been cast in Red 2 alongside returning cast-members Bruce Willis (Looper), John Malkovich (Warm Bodies), Mary-Louise Parker (R.I.P.D.), and Helen Mirren (Hitchcock).
Red 2 brings back the team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe. The film is being directed by Dean Parisot from a screenplay by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the studios’ first installment.
Red 2 is slated to hit theaters on August 2, 2013.