13 January 2014 12:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After winning the Golden Globe Sunday for “Behind the Candelabra,” Michael Douglas has found a high-profile new gig as scientist Hank Pym in Marvel’s “Ant-man.”

Edgar Wright is helming the pic from a script he wrote with Joe Cornish.

“With Hank Pym’s rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves,” said Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. “We felt incredibly relieved when Michael Douglas agreed to step into the part with the charm and fortitude he brings to every character he inhabits, and couldn’t be more excited to see what he will do to bring Hank Pym to life.”

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Feige is producing.

Marvel had pursued Douglas early on for the part, but the actor was cautious until sources said he had a change of heart over the holidays. »


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