Jake Johnson (“Jurassic World,” “The New Girl”) is in talks to join “The Mummy” reboot at Universal Pictures.
The storyline is expected to be set in modern day with Tom Cruise’s character to be a special forces soldier. Johnson will play a military character role written expressly for him.
Johnson joins Cruise, Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella in the film with the latter playing the title monster.
Alex Kurtzman directs the project from a script by Jon Spaihts, and a June 9th 2017 release is scheduled.
Source: Heat Vision