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Jessica Biel for Viper role in The Wolverine

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Story by Jack Foley

JESSICA Biel has reportedly joined the cast of The Wolverine.

The actress will play the role of Victoria/Viper, a peer and an enemy of Hugh Jackman’s Logan, according to Deadline.

The Wolverine is the long-awaited sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and will be set in Japan.

It also stars Will Yun Lee and Brian Tee as villains and will be directed by James Mangold.

Commenting on the sequel while promoting Real Steel last year, Jackman told IndieLondon that Mangold, who stepped in as a replacement for Darren Aronofsky, was a smart director.

“He’s amazing. We had a great script and he’s making it even better, so I’m really excited by his ideas.

“I’ve worked with him before on Kate & Leopold and he’s a very, very smart director. I think we’re going to shoot… I’m doing the movie version of Les Miserables next and then we’re going to shoot after that.

Biel will next be seen in the remake of Total Recall alongside Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale.

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