Greek-born French actress Ariane Labed (“The Lobster,” “Attenberg”) has joined the cast of the live-action adaptation of the popular video game series “Assassin’s Creed” at New Regency.
“Macbeth” helmer Justin Kurzel and that film’s stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are re-teaming for ‘Creed’ which deals with a centuries old war between two bitter rivals – the Templars and the Assassins. The games have sold over 91 million copies.
Labed will play the role that Alicia Vikander was circling at one point, a role she ultimately had to pass on due to her commitment to the upcoming fifth film in the Jason Bourne series at Universal.
Filming on ‘Creed’ is slated to begin in early Fall for a December 2016 release.