Last week we reported that Jessica Biel had been added to the cast of The Wolverine and would be playing Viper. Talks have since broken down and Ms. Biel will not be in the movie, but that hasn’t stopped Fox from moving on and finding a new actress for the role.
Twitchfilm is reporting that Fox is in talks with actress Svetlana Khodchenkova to take over the role. Khodchenkova is a relatively unknown actress to people state-side, she was most recently seen in last year’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The movie is scheduled to begin shooting next month in Sydney, Australia.
Hugh Jackman will once again don the claws as Wolverine and James Mangold is directing. The Wolverine claws its way into theaters July 26, 2013.