Morena Baccarin Cast as Lead in Deadpool

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Morena Baccarin has been cast as the female lead in Deadpool, t the Merc with a Mouth . Rumor is she is playing the character Copycat and will act as the love interest.

Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as an assassin who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer that ends up leaving him twisted and scarred but also imbued with superpowers. Tim Miller is directing based on a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Simon Kinberg is producing with Lauren Shuler Donner.

The film starts shooting in March and is slated for an early 2016 release.