“Traffic star Catherine Zeta-Jones is joining the cast of Red 2, Summit said Thursday. The Oscar winner will join Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren in the sequel to the 2010 film about a group of aging CIA operatives who find it difficult to retire.
Expect lots of jokes about creaky bodies and failing vision to go along with a new European setting.
Despite — or perhaps because of — its cast of AARP members, the first film was a surprise hit with audiences, racking up $200 million worldwide.
Also rounding out the film’s cast will be Byung-Hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra), the studio said.
The film is scheduled to be released later this year, on August 2, 2013.