Kingsman stunner Sofia Boutella is in talks to play The Mummy for Universal Pictures. The film is the first in a new franchise built on the studio’s shared universe of classic movie monsters and is slated for release March 24, 2017.
The role is another big score for Boutella, who is coming off a breakthrough performance in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman as Gazelle, a drop dead gorgeous amputee assassin with lethal blades for feet. She’s starred in Monsters: Dark Continent and will next be seen in Star Trek Beyond.
The Mummy is directed by Transformers and Star Trek writer Alex Kurtzman from a script by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Tom Cruise is rumored as the film’s male lead, an ex-Navy Seal. Other monsters in Uni’s universe include Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Wolfman, and Phantom of the Opera.