The future keeps getting brighter for “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” star Rebecca Ferguson. She’s currently filming “The Snowman” with Michael Fassbender, and later this year will appear in the already anticipated thriller “The Girl On The Train,” not to mention she already has “Florence Foster Jenkins” with Meryl Streep in the can. But now the rising actress is getting her first major lead role.
Variety reports she’ll star in the sci-fi feature “Life” for director Daniel Espinosa (“Snabba Cash,” “Safe House“). Penned by “Deadpool” scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the story centers on the crew of an international space station who come across life from Mars that is more intelligent than expected. Presumably it leads to some unexpected consequences.
No word yet on when production will begin, but it’s an intriguing premise. And while Espinosa hasn’t quite lived up to the breakout status he earned off “Snabba Cash,” and is coming off last year’s star-studded flop “Child 44,” this sounds like the kind of material that could rejuvenate those creative juices.