Alternate-Reality Comedy 'Mind Puppets' Rounds Out Cast (Exclusive)

2:11 PM PST 05/06/2014 by John Hecht
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"Iron Man 3" star Yvonne Zima and Josh Zuckerman from "Austin Powers in Goldmember" join an ensemble cast that includes Kevin Pollak and Vinnie Jones.

MEXICO CITY -- Mind Puppets, an Itaca Films comedy from first-time Mexican director Juan Curi, has completed its cast with Yvonne Zima (Iron Man 3), Josh Zuckerman (Austin Powers in Goldmember), Pippa Black (Outsourced) and Christopher von Uckermann (Kdabra). 

Filming began this week in New Orleans.

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Mind Puppets centers on five characters stuck in an altered hypnotic state after the hypnotist falls into a coma. The recently added talent join a cast featuring Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects), Vinnie Jones (Snatch), John de Lancie (Gamer), Esme Bianco (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls).

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Itaca Films is the Mexican subsidiary of Alex Garcia's AG Studios, which is producing Gravity co-writer Jonas Cuaron's sophomore work, Desierto; the Paul Schrader-penned drama The Jesuit; and Refugio, the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir.

Refugio was also shot in New Orleans, where AG Studios is planning to make several other feature films.

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