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PACIFIC RIM: MAELSTROM (2018): Shyrley Rodriguez Joins Sequel

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Shyrley Rodriguez Joins A Number Of Other Actors Added To Pacific Rim Maelstrom

The Get Down‘s Shyrley Rodriguez is part of a slate of new actors who have been announced for Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.

Also set to join the film are a litany of Chinese actors who will act opposite John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, and Jing Tian. The casting reflects the enormous success of the original Pacific Rim in China:

Also announced as cast additions today are fellow Chinese actors Zhang Jin, Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, Chen Zitong, Lan Yingying and Qian Yongchen, with cameos by Xiao Yang and Korean actor Kim Jeong-Hoon.

Steven S. DeKnight directs the pic, which is currently in production with a storyline that has “a strong connection to China,” according to Jack Gao of Wanda, which owns Legendary and made the announcement today. The pic is scheduled to hit theaters February 23, 2018.

Meanwhile Rodriguez, who can currently be seen on Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix musical series The Get Down, has also landed a role in the film Wheels, the directorial debut indie from Top Chef and Project Runway helmer Paul Starkman. That film follows Max, a teen from Brooklyn, who pursues his dream of becoming a DJ. Rodriguez plays the love interest Liza, a neighborhood girl who is strong willed, street smart, and sees the good in the world.

Leave your thoughts on Shyrley Rodriguez, Zhang Jin, Wesley Wong, and other actors being added to the cast of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (via Deadline) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more movie news can visit our Movie News Page, our Movie News Twitter Page, our Movie News Facebook Page, and our Movie News Google+ Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is set for release on February 23rd, 2018.

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