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Tom Cruise is definitely leading The Mummy, but is it a good idea?

Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise has been announced as the new lead for Universal Pictures’ The Mummy reboot. Kingsman star Sofia Boutella will also star.

hollywood Updated: Jan 23, 2016 12:44 IST
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The Mummy will be the third action franchise Tom Cruise will be juggling simultaneously.

Hollywood star Tom Cruise has officially been announced to play the main lead Universal Pictures’ reboot of The Mummy. He is confirmed to star opposite Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service fame.

Their roles are still unclear, but the film is rumoured to have a female mummy as a villain and centre on an ex-Navy Seal who stumbles into an old tomb.

Read: Kingsman scene-stealer Sofia Boutella to play Tom Cruise’s Mummy?

Alex Kurtzman is set to direct the The Mummy reboot from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). He is also attached to oversee the creative team creating the new shared Monster franchise.

The Mummy is one of the many remakes planned by Universal Pictures as an effort to create an interconnected universe for their classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, and vampire hunter Van Helsing.

Tom Cruise is still pushing along as an actor star well into his 50s. He is currently filming the sequel to Jack Reacher and prepping the next installment in the Mission Impossible series. He will also appear in Doug Liman’s drug thriller Mena. The Mummy will be yet another action movie from Hollywood’s most bankable moviestars.

Watch Tom Cruise film that great aerial action scene from the latest Mission Impossible movie here

The movie has also been moved back from the original March 24, 2017 release date to June 9 the same year.

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First Published: Jan 23, 2016 12:43 IST