‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie Adaptation Finds a Replacement for Alicia Vikander

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Ariane Labed in Before Midnight
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Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) was going to reunite with her The Light Between Oceans co-star Michael Fassbender in the film adaptation of the video game Assasin’s Creed, but we learned only yesterday she will be unable to do so as she joined the cast of Bourne 5, which will be shooting at the same time. Well, it didn’t take long for a replacement to be announced as Greek-born French actress Ariane Labed.

Labed had a small role in Richard Linklater‘s Before Midnight during the dinner scene as shown above and starred in Yorgos LanthimosAlps in 2012 (pictured here) and made an impact in Cannes this year starring in Lanthimos’ latest feature, The Lobster.

There’s still no word on which role Labed will be playing, but she joins not only Fassbender, but Marion Cotillard who is reuniting with both Fassbender and her Macbeth director Justin Kurzel for the film, which makes you wonder if there wasn’t a meeting somewhere in Cannes this year as all four of these folks would have been in town.

Production on Assassin’s Creed is set to begin in early fall for a December 21, 2016 release through 20th Century Fox.