PEAKY BLINDERS Star Annabelle Wallis Joins Tom Cruise In Universal's THE MUMMY

PEAKY BLINDERS Star Annabelle Wallis Joins Tom Cruise In Universal's THE MUMMY

In what's already been a big day for casting news, we have another name joining a major upcoming project, as Annabelle Wallis has signed on to star opposite Tom Cruise in Universal's The Mummy!

With the film's star Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) already deep in preparation (e.g. taking helicopter lessons, scouting locations, etc.), it was only a matter of time before Universal's upcoming Monster Movie Universe launching pad - The Mummy - began to round out its cast and we've just received word of who may star opposite the 3x Academy Award-nominee.

Variety is reporting that Annabelle Wallis is currently in talks to star opposite Cruise in the upcoming reboot of the 1932 classic. She'll portray an archaeologist, who it's probably safe to assume will play some part in resurrecting the film's titular villain, played by Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout star Sofia Boutella

Details on the film's plot and Cruise's character are fairly scarce, but what we do know is that unlike the previous trilogy that starred Brendan Fraser (Behind The Curtain Of Night), this one will be set in present day. As for Cruise's character, it's been widely rumored that he'll play a retired special forces soldier. Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us) is helming the project with a script from Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange). 

Annabelle Wallis is best known for her roles on the historical fiction dramas Peaky Blinders and The Tudors. Her most prominent film roles incude the lead in the James Wan-directed horror Annabelle and a part in the Sacha Baron Cohen-led comedy The Brothers Grimsby. She's also made smaller appearances in Ridley Scott's Body Of Lies, Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First ClassRupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman and will be seen next in Guy Ritchie's Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur

So, what do you guys think? Excited for The Mummy and/or the upcoming Monster Movie Universe? Sound off with your thoughts below!

The Mummy hits theaters June 9, 2017

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