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The addition of Tyler Perry to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" cast was pretty surprising, but that oddity has just been trumped: Laura Linney has reportedly joined the ensemble.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Linney will star in the sequel to the recently-rebooted "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series in an undisclosed role. The actress has favored dramatic and awards-baiting fare in the past (she's a three-time Oscar nominee, and Golden Globe and Emmy winner for her work on Showtime dramedy "The Big C"), so her addition to the big-budget, effects-heavy, kid-friendly franchise is certainly a bit of a headscratcher; we'll be interested to see just who she's playing once more details are revealed.

Linney joins Perry, Steven Amell, and Brian Tee as fresh faces in the flick. Megan Fox and Will Arnett will reprise their roles from the 2014 film.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is due in theaters on June 3, 2016.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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