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Willem Dafoe cast in 'John Carter of Mars'

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Willem Dafoe has been cast as Tars Tarkas in the Andrew Stanton-directed John Carter of Mars, an adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series. Lynn Collins and Taylor Kitsch have already been signed for the story of a Civil War soldier who gets transported to Mars, which is slated to begin shooting in 2010.