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.
Alex Kurtzman is attached to direct Mummy, with Jon Spaihts writing the script. Kurtzman is producing with Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. The plot is currently being kept under wraps, but this is one of several monster movies Kurtzman and Chris Morgan 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.
Emily J | Staff Writer