Casting Net: Michelle Rodriguez back for 'Fast and Furious' 6 and 'Machete Kills.' Plus: Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Sharlto Copley

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• It's official: As teased in a post-credits scene of Fast FiveMichelle Rodriguez will reprise her role as Leticia "Letty" Ortiz in the sixth Fast and Furious film, to be directed by Justin Lin. The actress will also return for Robert Rodriguez's follow-up to 2010's Machete, the brilliantly titled Machete Kills. [Variety]

Pierce Brosnan is joining Owen Wilson in the international thriller The Coup, about an American family living through a bloody revolt in a Southeast Asian country. John Erick Dowdle (Devil) is directing. [Variety]

• Steve Coogan will lend his distinctive voice for an unspecified role in Despicable Me 2. Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, and Kristen Wiig are all reprising their roles; Al Pacino will play the heavy. [THR]

District 9 star Sharlto Copley will star in the grisly thriller Open Grave, about a man who wakens to find himself in a literal open grave filled with corpses. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Apollo 18) will direct. Copley also officially signed up to play the main villain in Spike Lee‘s English-language remake of Oldboy. [Deadline]

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