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One More Enters into Guillermo del Toro’s Strain

The Strain continues to build momentum as Guillermo del Toro winds up his Pacific Rim promotional campaign and prepares to direct the Strain pilot for FX before moving on to Crimson Peak.

The latest on the Strain-front?  Well, yesterday, Corey Stoll joined the cast and, today, we’re learning that Kevin Durand will also appear in the pilot.

Durand was on Lost for a bit and appeared in Real Steel and Cosmopolis.

According to Variety, he’ll play “a second-generation Ukranian-American, a once-solitary rat exterminator who eagerly joins the war against vampires who have invaded New York.”

The Strain is based on a novel by Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.  

When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event – an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness.


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