Tom Cruise To Star Opposite Sofia Boutella In “Mummy” And Rebecca Ferguson In “MI:6”

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Two vehicles found their leading ladies today: in the MUMMY reboot and in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6.

After entering negotiations for Cruise to star in Universal’s Mummy reboot, producers set their sights on casting the female lead and are entering early talks with Boutella. She was most recently seen playing the villainous Gazelle in last year’s Kingsman: The Secret Service opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth. 

is attached to direct Mummy, with writing the script. Kurtzman is producing with and . The plot is currently being kept under wraps, but this is one of several monster movies Kurtzman and were tapped to develop for Universal based on their classic monster movie library. 

Ferguson, meanwhile, will reprise her role in the next installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise and making a huge impact in this summer’s Rogue Nation, She has been gaining plenty of heat ever since, spending this fall shooting The Girl On The Train before signing on for The Snowman opposite Michael Fassbender. Last week, M:I 6 locked up Christopher McQuarrie as its writer and director. No release date has been set for the movie, but production is scheduled to begin next August. 

Boutella is repped by and .
Ferguson is repped by , in the UK. 

Emily J | Staff Writer
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