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I AM LEGEND casting news

I AM LEGEND casting news
Depp out, Richardson and Braga in.
By: Wilson Morales

September 19, 2006

While some time has gone by since we reported that Johnny Depp had been cast in the long-awaited film, I Am Legend, with the news that Johnny had officially signed to do Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd, suffice to say we knew that he might not be in "Legend" afterall, but couldn't confirm it. It now appears that Depp is OUT.

Contrary to the rumor regarding Gabrielle Union being cast in the film, she is NOT.

Today we can DEFINITELY say that actress Salli Richardson has been cast as Ginny, the wife of Will Smith's character, and that Alice Braga ( niece of legendary Brazilian actress Sonia Braga) has been cast as Anna.

I Am Legend is about a terrible plague that has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive have been transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Except, that is, for Robert Neville. He alone appears to be immune to this disease, but the grim irony is that now he is the outsider.Will Smith will be playing the role of Robert Neville.

Braga was recently in "Lower City", which won the Best Screenplay award at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival and played in select theater nationwide.

Richardson was last seen on the big screen in "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Black Orchid". she is cast as Department of Defens agent Allison Blake in the television series Eureka, which airs on the Sci Fi network.

Will Smith's daughter, Willow Camille Reign Smith, will be playing his daughter.


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