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Baccarin, Schilling Among Reported Candidates for "Deadpool" Female Lead

A clearer picture is beginning to develop as to who may join Ryan Reynolds in the 2016 live-action "Deadpool" film. Deadline reported Friday that a small group of performers are under consideration for the unspecified female lead in the movie.

The half-dozen named are: Morena Baccarin, the "Firefly" and "Homeland" alum now recurring on "Gotham;" Taylor Schilling, star of "Orange is the New Black;" Jessica De Gouw, who plays Huntress on "Arrow;" "Teen Wolf" vet Crystal Reed; "Red Band Society" co-star Rebecca Rittenhouse; and Sarah Greene, recently seen on "Vikings."

"Deadpool," helmed by first-time director Tim Miller, is slated for release on Feb. 12, 2016. Thus far, Reynolds is the only confirmed casting in the film, having played the role of Wade Wilson in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

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