Variety reposts that Universal may have found their next A-lister to join The Mummy starring alongside Tom Cruise.
Russell Crowe is in early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role and it’s nice to see the movie is after the heavyweights to really strengthen it’s box office success.
Already from early indications this version of The Mummy will be less comedic than the previous Brenden Fraser films which makes me nervous but also intrigued, the comedic relief in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns (We won’t mention the third one) were one of the reasons why the films were so magical. Also probably why ITV2 play it once a day everyday (slight exaggeration).
“The Mummy” is set for a June 9, 2017 release.