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‘Kingsman’ Star Sofia Boutella Will Play Title Monster In ‘The Mummy,’ Tom Cruise In Negotiations To Join

'Kingsman' Star Sofia Boutella Will Play Title Monster In 'The Mummy,' Tom Cruise In Negotiations To Join

While we’ve already talked about the career boost Rebecca Ferguson received following “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” there’s another actress who also had a great 2015: Sofia Boutella, aka The One With Knife Legs in “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” She’s since landed roles in “Star Trek Beyond” and “The Coldest City” with Charlize Theron, and now she’s bagged what could be her biggest role yet.

THR reports that Boutella will play the title role in Universal‘s “The Mummy” reboot, which will be part of their (sigh) cinematic monster-movie universe. Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus“) has penned the script, but the details are not being revealed just yet. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise, who initially the trades couldn’t agree about whether or not he was going to be in the movie, is now reported to be in negotiations, so we’ll see how that pans out. 

“The Mummy” arrives on March 24, 2017. 

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