Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Punch gets POWERS

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

British comic actress Lucy Punch (Dinner For Schmucks, Vexed) has signed on to play the lead in FX's adaptation of comic-book Powers. Punch will play Deena Pilgrim, an investigator of crimes that involve people with superpowers. There's no word on who will play her character's partner, Christian Walker (pictured above), although Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) has been linked to the role for awhile. Update! Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) has just been cast as Deena's partner, Christian Walker.

Powers is being developed by Charles H. Eglee (The Shield, Dexter), who's also writing the pilot, that will be directed by Michael Dinner (Justified).

Anyway, this is brilliant news. I'm a fan of Punch: she's silly, funny and sexy. Americans may know her from sitcom The Class and she's also become one of Woody Allen's recent muses—most recently in You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger. I also hear Punch steals the show in Cameron Diaz comedy Bad Teacher, which is in cinemas right now.

Oh, and don't worry—she does a perfect American accent.