Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Red 2

The sequel to Red, the action comedy which saw a group of retired agents kick a surprising amount of arse, has been bubbling away for quite some time now.  Now Catherine Zeta-Jones and G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s Byung-Hun Lee are getting in on the action.

The original cast are back in force with Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker have all signed up for the follow up.

Dean Parisot is replacing Robert Schwentke behind the camera but the sequel retains the original movie’s writers Jon and Erich Hoeber who have handed in a script that see the unlikely group taking on enemies across Europe.

There are no details so far on the characters that Zeta-Jones and Lee will be playing but aren’t they on the rather young side to be part of the old crew?  Anyway, it’ll all start filming later this year with August 2, 2013 release date.

In the mean time Zeta-Jones will be getting her groove on in Rock Of Ages which is out next month and also has Lay The Favourite (also with Willis), Playing The Field and Broken City. She’s currently filming The Bitter Pill, a reunion with Traffic director Steven Soderbergh. Lee is reprising his role as Storm Shadow in the G.I. Joe sequel, which will arrive all guns blazing in August and which of course also features Mr. Bruce Willis.  2012 – Year Of The Willis.