Coming off his acclaimed turn as Johnnie Cochran on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” actor Courtney B. Vance has joined the cast of Alex Kurtzman’s currently filming “The Mummy” reboot at Universal Pictures.
Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella and Jake Johnson star in the film which boasts a script by Jon Spaihts (“Doctor Strange”) and is set in contemporary times – unlike the previous “Mummy” films which were all period.
The film is also the first in a planned cinematic universe of classic movie monsters. Vance will portray an Army colonel in the festure which is currently targeting a June 2017 release.