More ‘Resident Evil’ Casting News, Begins Shoot Monday!

News has been pouring in over the past few weeks as Sony Screen Gems is prepping to shoot Resident Evil: Extinction, which we’re being told may have dropped ‘Extinction and may just be titled ‘Resident Evil 3.’ So far it has been announced that Mike Epps, Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Iain Glen, Debra Marshall and Ashanti Douglas will star in the pic directed by Russell Mulcahy and written by the infamous Paul W.S. Anderson. Today two more have joined the cast, read on to see who they are. Milla Jovovich is back as Alice, and she’s running with a new pack of humans, leading a caravan that’s cutting through the Nevada desert on a long trek to Alaska. Hunted by the minions of the perpetually scheming Dr. Isaacs, Alice has zombies hungry for her flesh (once again) and lab rats hungry for her blood — while Alice is hungry for only one thing: revenge…
Ali (Final Destination) Larter, singer Ashanti Douglas (as we reported yesterday) and Chris (Eragon) Egan have joined the cast of “Resident Evil 3″ for Screen Gems, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The threesome will join “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” returnees Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr and Mike Epps, who already have boarded the video game-based horror-thriller.

Larter will play Claire, a new character to the film franchise who was introduced in the video game “Resident Evil 2.” Claire leads a convoy across the Nevada desert. Alice (Jovovich) joins them in their fight for survival as they battle against the evil Umbrella Corp. Ashanti will play Nurse Betty, while Egan will play Mikey. Fehr is back as Carlos, while Epps will reprise his role as L.J. The film starts shooting Monday in Mexico.

Source: Hollywood Reporter