Carter Cruise, Kleio Valentien Cast in Axel Braun's 'Batman vs. Superman XXX'
LOS ANGELES — Following an industry-wide casting call that saw 79 people lined up outside the Wicked Pictures headquarters last week, Carter Cruise and Kleio Valentien landed prominent roles in “Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody," the director announced Tuesday.
Valentien will play the Joker’s de-facto girlfriend Harley Quinn, while Cruise will slip into the red and blue Supergirl costume for Braun, the three-time XBIZ Director of the Year.
“I had the honor of working for Axel earlier this year, and it was amazing!” said Cruise, a nominee for XBIZ Best New Starlet who played one of the wicked stepsisters in the multi-nominnated “Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody."
“I had never seen so many people show up at a porn audition, so when he chose me to play Supergirl I was so excited! The production is going to be absolutely incredible, the costumes alone are insane! And my character has a really cool twist that comic book fans will surely appreciate. Definitely an awesome way to wrap a fantastic year!”
Valentien, who worked for Braun earlier this year in his "Captain America" parody, echoes her co-star’s enthusiasm: “Having this opportunity to work for Axel again is going to be the highlight of my year! I auditioned along a huge group of very talented girls, and I know the part of Harley Quinn was one of the most coveted, so when I got the call from my agent that Axel had picked me I literally started jumping around the house! This is gonna be so awesome, I can’t wait to show people my range as an actress and performer, and this is the perfect project to do so.”
For his part, Braun, who is once again nominated for XBIZ Director of the Year, couldn’t be happier about his choices.
“There’s a reason Carter has become a bona-fide star in less than a year, this girl has charisma, serious acting chops, and she’s a tremendous performer," Braun said. "Kleio is somebody who I wouldn’t have sought for this specific role, but her agent, who just happens to be my friend and fellow Wicked director Jonathan Morgan, shot a very high-quality video of her reading, and sent it to me.
"I was really impressed, and I asked her to come to the audition, where she was absolutely amazing. I have to really thank Jonathan and give praise to his new talent agency Nexxxt Level, for having the foreseight to spot a role in which one of his girls could excel, and the determination to go after it. It’s refreshing to see an industry agent do what mainstream agents do.”
"Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" will hit stores nationwide on March 25, 2015.
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