News briefs: Fringe casting, Daybreakers poster, Beastly image

Meghan Markle (90210) has joined the cast of Fox's Fringe in the recurring role of a new, attractive, brash and quick-witted junior FBI agent, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Markle takes the place of Kirk Acevedo, whose FBI agent Charlie Francis won't be back.
... reports that 20th Century Fox has hired writer Kyle Ward (Fiasco Heights) to write the sequel to 2007's video-game-inspired Hitman.

A new poster has gone live for Daybreakers, an upcoming sci-fi movie starring Ethan Hawke as Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into vampires; the movie opens Jan. 8, 2010. (Click the image for a larger version.)

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A "first look" image of star Alex Pettyfer has gone live for Beastly, an edgy teen romance take on the classic Beauty and the Beast fantasy tale starring Vanessa Hudgens and Pettyfer; the movie opens July 30, 2010. (Watch Pettyfer morph from Kyle to the Beast in the embedded widget below.)

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