Diego Klattenhoff joins ‘Pacific Rim’

Diego Klattenhoff, who co-stars on Howard Gordon’s new Showtime series “Homeland,” has joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” an epic actioner that pits invading monsters against robots.
Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba star alongside Charlie Day, Willem Dafoe, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky and Clifton Collins Jr.

Klattenhoff’s role is being kept under wraps, though he is expected to appear in the film’s opening scene.

Travis Beacham’s script is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Story finds a group of humans banding together to create and pilot massive robots to fight the giant creatures threatening to destroy Earth.

“Pacific Rim” is one of the first titles that Legendary Pictures is fully self-financing, after having co-financed and produced most of its films with Warner Bros., which will release the film on July 12, 2013.

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