Felicity Jones to Co-Star with Tom Hanks in Inferno

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FelicityJones2British actress Felicity Jones has been getting a lot of awards attention for her role as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and now Deadline has word that she has parlayed that heat into a co-starring role opposite Tom Hanks in Ron Howard’s upcoming blockbuster threequel Inferno.

Jones is in early talks to play Sienna Brooks, a doctor who must help Harvard symbologist Henry Langdon (Hanks) recover his memories in order to stop a madman from releasing a global plague.

Based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown, Inferno is the follow-up to Howard and Hanks’ hits The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, both of which grossed a combined $1.2 billion worldwide. The new film is written by David Koepp and produced by Howard and Brian Grazer for an October 14, 2016 release.

Jones recently completed a starring role opposite Nicholas Hoult in drug-smuggling thriller Autobahn, and is currently filming Juan Antonio Bayona’s dark fairytale A Monster Calls.

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