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Pom Klementieff joins Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Pom Klementieff

Story by Jack Foley

POM Klementieff has nabbed one of the new key roles in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

The relatively unknown French actress has been lined up for a mystery role in the James Gunn-directed sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She landed the plumb part after Marvel conducted a wide search for an Asian actress and did several rounds of chemistry reads.

Up to this point, Klementieff has mainly worked in France but she did, however, appear in Spike Lee’s recent remake of Korean thriller Oldboy in a role that drew on her physicality and martial arts skills.

Oldboy marked her debut in American and English-language movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will reunite Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and voice stars Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

The original film proved to be one of the biggest hits of the summer of 2014, grossing $774 million.

Gunn, who also directed the first film, will also write the script for the sequel, which has a release date of May 5, 2017. Shooting is due to start in early 2016.

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