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Kat Dennings joins ‘Thor’ cast

Paramount set to release Marvel pic in May 2011

Kat Dennings (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) has joined the cast of “Thor,” the Marvel Studios production that begins production in January.

Dennings will play Darcy, who works with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster character.

Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston have been cast, with Kenneth Branagh directing.”Thor,” scripted by Mark Protosevich, Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, centers on a partly disabled med student who discovers his Norse god alter ego, the hammer-swinging Thor. Paramount will release the film on May 20, 2011.

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