Actress Summer Glau has been cast in The Knights of Badassdom, an upcoming movie from director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2: Dead End). Glau is the first female actor to join the odd-sounding horror comedy, which follows a group of LARPers (live-action role players) who somehow manage to mix it up with what are described as "heavy metal demons," according to Bleeding Cool. The cast already includes Peter Dinklage, Danny Pudi, Steve Zahn and True Blood's Ryan Kwanten.
We love the Texas-born Glau, who's well known to audiences for her role as River Tam in both the Firefly TV series and its follow-up movie, Serenity, as well as for playing a deadly female Terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She's also had recurring roles in Dollhouse and The 4400 and has been cast in NBC's upcoming midseason superhero drama The Cape.
But though the exotic-looking, somewhat mysterious Glau is quite popular with fans (which could be good for The Knights of Badassdom), none of her series (with the exception of The 4400, in which she was not a main character) have lasted more than one or two seasons (which is not so good).