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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Casts Ophelia Lovibond


British actress Ophelia Lovibond has landed a supporting role in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.”  Lovibond will play an aide to a member of the Elders of the Universe known as The Collector. Details  concerning Lovibond’s exact role in the film are being kept under tight wraps, but it is quite possible she could play The Collector’s daughter Carina.

Lovibond’s credits include the films “,” and “Nowhere Boy,” and the television series “Titanic: Blood and Steel.”  She has appeared in some American films such as “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” with Jim Carrey, and “No Strings Attached” with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.

So far, “Guardians of the Galaxy” has cast actor Chris Pratt as group leader Peter Quill (Star-Lord,) actress Zoë Saldaña as the beautiful and deadly, green-skinned assassin Gamora, WWE star Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, and “The Walking Dead” alum Michael Rooker as the alien Zatoan archer Yondu.

Here’s a brief storyline for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film.

U.S. pilot Peter Quill ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” will be released on August 1, 2014. Production is set to start sometime in June. The film currently stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord,) Dave Bautista (Drax,) Michael Rooker (Yondu,) Zoë Saldaña (Gamora,) Ophelia Lovibond, and Damion Poitier (rumored.) Chris McCoy, Nicole Perlman, and James Gunn wrote the screenplay based on the Marvel comic book by the same name, which was originally created by Gene Colan, Arnold Drake, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning. James Gunn directs.

Sources: THR, marvel.com