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The Killing Stars Land Big-Screen Roles

Thanks to their compelling work as the weirdly matched pair of detectives investigating AMC's The Killing, leads Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman are getting a promotion. Over the last 24 hours, each has landed a plum big-screen role: Enos will play Brad Pitt's wife in Marc Forster's zombie epic World War Z, while Kinnaman will join Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in Safe House, which will reteam him with director Daniel Espinosa (who made Kinnaman's breakout Swedish film Snabba Cash). As long as Kinnaman gets to retain his oddly awesome stab at an American accent — a cross between a hip-hop wannabe and SNL's Norwegian Actors' Playhouse — consider our tickets bought. [Heat Vision/HR, Deadline]

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