We haven’t seen Rene Russo in a feature film since Yours, Mine and Ours in 2005, and (as someone noted, but I don’t recall whom) we haven’t seen her do a decent movie since The Thomas Crown Affair, in 1999. But Russo’s turn in Wolfgang Peterson’s In the Line of Fire will never fade, so I’m happy to see her coming back to the screen as a Norse queen.

Russo has been cast in Thor, where she’ll play Frigga, the wife of Odin and mother to Thor and Loki. Sounds like a rather small part — with all the characters we already know about there can’t be much room for Thor’s mom. But if anyone can manage a sprawling cast on film it is the Shakespeare-worshipping Thor director Kenneth Branagh. [Variety]

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