The Thing (2011 film) | cast


  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Lloyd, an American vertebrate paleontologist graduate from Columbia University:[5] In order to be different from Kurt Russell as the 1982 film's protagonist, R.J. MacReady, Kate Lloyd was written to have similar traits as the character Ellen Ripley from the Alien film series.[6]
  • Joel Edgerton as Sam Carter,[7][8] an American helicopter pilot and Vietnam War veteran running a supply operation to the bases. He and his two co-pilots are left in the dark as to why they are there and what is the mysterious thing the scientists have found.[6]
  • Ulrich Thomsen as Dr. Sander Halvorson, the arrogant Danish leader of alien research. He orders the team to obtain a sample of the recently discovered creature despite Kate's warnings.[9]
  • Eric Christian Olsen as Adam Finch, a young American scientist working as Dr. Sander's research assistant who invites Kate to the Norwegian base.[10]
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Derek Jameson,[11] an American helicopter co-pilot and also a Vietnam veteran who is Carter's best friend.[12]
  • Paul Braunstein as Griggs, a crew-chief member of the American helicopter transport team.
  • Trond Espen Seim[13] as Edvard Wolner, a notable Norwegian geologist who is the station commander and an old friend of Sander.
  • Kim Bubbs as Juliette, a French geologist who is part of Edvard's team.
  • Jørgen Langhelle as Lars, an ex-soldier who works as the dog keeper of the Norwegian base, also the only member of the Norwegian base who does not speak English. Lars is also revealed to be the Norwegian shooter in the original film.[14]
  • Jan Gunnar Røise as Olav, a Norwegian Snowcat vehicle driver and guide.[10]
  • Stig Henrik Hoff[15] as Peder, a Norwegian rifle-toting camp member who is Edvard's right-hand man.
  • Kristofer Hivju as Jonas, a nervous but friendly Norwegian polar ice researcher.[10]
  • Jo Adrian Haavind as Henrik, another Norwegian base member who assists the alien research team.[16]
  • Carsten Bjørnlund as Karl, a Norwegian geologist also part of Edvard's team.
  • Jonathan Lloyd Walker as Colin, an eccentric English radio operator.[17]
  • Ole Martin Aune Nilsen as Matias, the helicopter pilot of the Norwegian base currently in a mission to restock kerosene at Halley. Matias, like Lars, is revealed to be aboard the Norwegian helicopter in the 1982 film.
  • Michael Brown as Hank, a security guard and bit part who introduces Adam and Sander to Kate.
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