2015 has featured a number of new actors and actresses breaking into the spotlight for the first time, but none of them have made quite as big of an impact as Rebecca Ferguson. Going into this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, no one really knew what to expect from the spy franchise’s newest leading lady, and leaving the theatre – she was all anyone was talking about. Mixing the strength to kick anyone’s ass, with an emotional elegance reminiscent of Ingrid Bergman, Ferguson managed to outshine everyone else in the movie and has been on everyones’ minds since.
The Swedish-born actress has been in high demand in the few months since Rogue Nation‘s release after already nabbing a role in the female-driven adaptation of The Girl on the Train alongside Emily Blunt, and being highly-rumored for both Fox’s standalone Gambit movie and Marvel’s Captain Marvel. However, most of those films are a fair bit away and it looks like Ferguson isn’t wasting any time in capitalizing on her current, red-hot star power.
Deadline is reporting that Ferguson is currently in talks to join Michael Fassbender in The Snowman from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy director Tomas Alfredson. The film follows a detective investigating the disappearance of a young boy’s mother, who begins to suspect that he might actually be on the trail of Norway’s first serial killer. The movie was originally set to be directed by Martin Scorsese before the legendary filmmaker pulled away, and will serve as one of the film’s executive producers instead. Nothing is official yet, but the report states that production is set to begin in January 2016, and will officially mark The Snowman as Fassbender’s first film following Assassin’s Creed.
The report goes on to state that Ferguson is also eyeing a role in Guernsey (aka The Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie Society) which is set to be directed by Mike Newell, and while the film is still in the early stages, Ferguson is apparently anxious to work with the veteran director.
However, that’s not all, as the actress is apparently in talks to join Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, titled Alien: Paradise Lost. Apparently the newest draft of the script was recently turned in and is said to be “very strong”, with a much larger female role than before. While there is no word yet on who Ferguson could play in the film, Scott did recently confirm that the film will focus on a new team of explorers, and it’s possible that she could be one of them, or one of the Engineers they go to in search of answers – which would certainly be an interesting twist. I have to admit. It would also be her second project working with Michael Fassbender if both this and The Snowman go according to plan.
Like I said before, Ferguson managed to capture everyones’ attention with her turn in Mission: Impossible earlier this year, and I know I’m one of many who can’t wait to see what she does next. She’s certainly choosing a number of interesting projects it looks like, with The Girl on the Train and the other titles stated above. Ilsa Faust was, in my opinion, one of the best female characters of the year so far though, and was reminiscent of some of Alfred Hitchcock’s female characters from the 40s or 50s. It looks like she’s in search of roles that offer the same kind of duplicity and strength to them, and I look forward to seeing much more from her in the coming years. If this summer proved anything, it doesn’t look like she’ll be going anywhere other than up at this point.
Alien: Paradise Lost is set to be released on May 30th, 2017, and The Snowman will arrive in theatres in 2017 as well.
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