After casting Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis yesterday, Universal’s Tom Cruise-led reboot of The Mummy has just added yet another star to its cast, which seems to become more impressive with each new announcement – not something I thought I would say about this movie when it was originally announced.
With Kingsman star Sofia Boutella set to play the titular Universal monster in the film, THR is reporting that New Girl and Jurassic World star Jake Johnson has been cast in the film as well. Johnson will reportedly be playing a military character that was actually written with him in mind.
While no official plot details have been revealed, the reboot will take place in the modern day and focus on Cruise’s character, who is supposedly a special forces soldier.
While the general public will likely remember him mostly for his TV and blockbuster roles too, Johnson has been making a name for himself in the independent scene for years now through his collaboration with director Colin Trevorrow on Safety Not Guaranteed, and his work with director Joe Swanberg on both Drinking Buddies and last year’s Digging For Fire, which are two independent films that I highly-recommend checking out at some point.
He’s proven himself to be one of the most unique dramatic and comedic actors of his generation in my mind over the past few years, and his talent has been apparent to I think anyone that’s been paying attention long enough. It sounds like he could have a connection to Cruise’s character as well, so I hope he isn’t designated to just being the joking sidekick in the film. Although, he’s proven he can pull that off fairly well in his own right as well.
The Mummy is set to hit theatres on June 9th, 2017.
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