Annabelle Wallis (“Annabelle,” “The Tudors”) is in talks for the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in “The Mummy” at Universal Pictures. The film opens June 9th next year.
Story details are vague other than the contemporary setting as opposed to the period one of the Brendan Fraser-led films. Wallis will play an archaeologist, and joins Cruise and Sofia Boutella with the latter playing the iconic monster.
Alex Kurtzman will direct and produce alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. Jon Spaihts is penning the script.