News Briefs: Katie Holmes in Dark, Percy cast expands

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Katie Holmes will star in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, about a young girl who moves in with her father and his girlfriend and discovers they are sharing the house with devilish creatures, Variety reported; the movie is written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins and will be directed by del Toro protege Troy Nixey.

Rosario Dawson and Steve Coogan have joined the cast of Fox 2000's Greek mythology-infused fantasy adventure movie Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Twentieth Century Fox has raised its estimate of how many downloads have been made of the illegally pirated version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine since it hit the Internet on March 30: The movie has been downloaded 4 million times, about four times more than previous estimates.

A new version of the trailer for District 9, the sci-fi movie produced by Peter Jackson, has gone live on the viral Web site MNU Spreads Lies.

Jerry O'Connell and Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr have snagged roles in Piranha 3-D, the upcoming remake of the 1978 cult-classic terror movie from The Hills Have Eyes remake director Alexandre Aja, according to reports in Entertainment Weekly and at E! Online.

Warner Home Video is releasing DVD sets of The Mentalist season one, Chuck season two, Smallville season eight, Supernatural season four and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season two in August and September.

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