Thursday, July 16, 2009

Actor Willem Dafoe lands a role in Hollywood's long-awaited John Carter of Mars film

The Hollywood Reporter reports that American actor Willem Dafoe will play the role of Tars Tarkas, a Martian warrior, in the forthcoming Disney/Pixar film John Carter of Mars. The film, starring actor Taylor Kitsch as John Carter and actress Lynn Collins as princess Dejah Thoris, is being directed by Hollywood director Andrew Stanton and is scheduled to land in theaters in 2012. John Carter of Mars is based on the science fiction novel A Princess of Mars (1912, 1917), written by pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Pictured: Willem Dafoe

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