Typecast Madman Joins ‘Pacific Rim’ Battle

Veteran character actor Clifton Collins Jr. – who can be seen in JT Petty’s Hellbenders, and alongside Jason Statham in Parker – is diving into Pacific Rim, joining Charlie Hunnam, Ildris Elba and Charlie Day in Guillermo del Toro’s mega-monster pic for Legendary Pictures, writes Variety.

Travis Beacham is writing the alien invasion story set in Japan. Legendary’s Thomas Tull will produce along with Jon Jashni.

In theaters July 12, 2013, the pic is set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.