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‘2012’ actor Johann Urb to play as Leon in Resident Evil 5

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The upcoming new instalment of the Resident Evil series, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ found an actor to play as Alice’s partner, Leon Kennedy. The leading female character of Resident Evil 5, Milla Jovovich has confirmed through her tweet saying that ‘2012’ actor Johann Urb has locked the part. She tweeted saying ‘Urb is out Leon Kennedy and looks just like him, BTW’.

However, there are rumours about Urb’s involvement in the project have actually emerged in earlier this week. It was only hinted that he will play the leader of Resistance who teams with Jovovovh’s Alice character as she battles the Umbrella Corporation and the swarm of undead. Previously, the part of Leon said to be portrayed by Jensen Ackles through a series of spoilersh tweets on August. Milla confirmed that Ackles will not take the role as he is currently busy working on a TV show.

During that time, ex-wife of director Luc Besson has revealed that there will be more action in ‘Resident Evil 5’ that includes a major scene that will be filmed in Red Square, Moscow. She shared that she will have an amazing fight with a bunch of zombies and en epic fight with Jill Valentine. The production will be kicked off on October 16 and ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ will be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. The movie is set to release on 14th September, 2012.

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