Sofia Boutella in talks to play titular role in 'The Mummy'

The film scheduled to release on March 24, 2017.

Sofia Boutella in talks to play titular role in 'The Mummy'

Los Angeles: Algerian-French actress Sofia Boutella is being considered for the lead role in Universal's "The Mummy".

The 33-year-old actress, who had a breakout role in "Kingsman: The Secret Service" will play Mummy in the new reboot with female monster, said The Hollywood reporter. Tom Cruise is in negotiations to star in the modern-day version of the film to be directed by Alex Kurtzman.

The movie is being touted to be the first one in a series of interconnected monster movies as Universal hopes to build a cinematic universe out of its popular classic creature features.

The film scheduled to release on March 24, 2017.

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