News briefs: Death Race 2 casting; Jolene Blalock

One of our favorite bad guys, Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II), has been cast as the lead character in the direct-to-DVD sequel Death Race: Frankenstein Lives, taking over the role played by Jason Statham in the 2008 Death Race, reports.

Gossip Girl actor Sebastian Stan will star opposite Ashley Green in The Apparition, a supernatural horror project from Dark Castle Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Todd Lincoln is directing the story of a couple who are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.

Star Trek: Enterprise's Jolene Blalock has been cast in a recurring role in the upcoming second season of the syndicated fantasy TV series Legend of the Seeker, playing a mysterious Sister of the Dark who possesses a very powerful magic.

Josh Schwartz, the executive producer and creator of NBC's Chuck, now has a Twitter feed: @JoshSchwartz76.

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