Paul Rudd to Headline Marvel's Superhero Film ANT-MAN

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Deadline has confirmed earlier rumors that Paul Rudd has been chosen by Marvel Studios to headline its upcoming superhero film ANT-MAN. The actor will portray 'Hank Pym' in the film set to hit theaters on July 31, 2015.

Edgar Wright, who co-wrote the script along with Joe Cornish, will helm the film set to start production in early 2014 in Georgia.

The film, which will launch "Phase Three" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will follow the May 1, 2015 release of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Rudd is known for his roles in the films Clueless (1995), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up(2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), This Is 40 (2012), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).

On television, he appeared on the NBC sitcom Friends, playing Mike Hannigan, Phoebe Buffay's boyfriend and later husband for the final two seasons, and was featured on the Tim and Eric show.

The actor made his Broadway debut in the 2012 drama 'Grace,' alongside Michael Shannon and Ed Asner.

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