According to Deadline, the multi-time Oscar nominated actress Glenn Close has signed on to play “a leadership role in Nova Corps, the intergalactic space patrol”.
They go on to say this is a similar role to the one Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has in Marvel’s Avengers movie. I think this might be the “liaison” role we told you about, between the Nova Corps and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Reportedly they were looking at Hugh Laurie, Alan Rickman, and Ken Watanabe for the role. I guess they went a different way.
Close joins an already very impressive cast which includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, and Dave Bautista.
The James Gunn directed movie is scheduled to start shooting in June, and it’s set to be released on August 1st, 2014.