Star of FX's The Strain snags top secret role in Marvel's Ant-Man

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Mar 25, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

Corey Stoll's acting career is on fire. Since he's landed prominent roles in House of Cards, Non-Stop and FX's The Strain, Marvel has come knocking. According to multiple sources, Stoll is in negotiations to star in next year's Ant-Man. The actor will star opposite Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, who'll portray Scott Lang and Hank Pym, respectively.

Unfortunately, there's no word on who Stoll will play. If you've seen any of his work, you know that he's a dynamic performer. He has great screen presence and can switch from hero to villain at the drop of a hat. We'd love to see him as a bad guy. Production on Ant-Man is slated to begin next month. He's expected to join the ensemble cast, which currently includes Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson.

Plot details for Ant-Man are scarce, but Edgar Wright is said to have a fresh approach to the origin story. Wright directs the film and co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block, The Adventures of Tintin).

Ant-Man opens in theaters July 17, 2015.

(via Variety)