Remember Julia Ormond? Many moons ago, she was the hottest actress on Hollywood, starring in big studio productions like Legends of the Fall, First Knight, and Sabrina (my secret totally-wrong-remake pleasure). For some reason - possibly the cruel critical description of her acting style as "deer in the headlights" - she fell way off the industry's radar after Smilla's Sense of Snow (in which she was good - really), and has been doing mostly TV stuff in recent years. Now, though, Steven Soderbergh has hired her to appear in Che, a move that will probably give her instant credibility - he's got a pretty convincing track record of not casting women just because they happen to have a pretty face.

Details on Ormond's role are sketchy, but she'll be playing a reporter, possibly a character created to help give the film a solid narrative structure.
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