Rebecca Ferguson takes the lead role in sci-fi film Life
Variety is reporting that Skydance is lining up the red-hot Rebecca Ferguson to take the lead in their science fiction film Life. Ferguson came on a lot of people’s radar last year co-starring with Tom Cruise in Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and has since landed major roles opposite Michael Fassbender in The Snowman and Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train.
The sci-fi feature Life will follow a crew aboard the International Space Station who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life. Said life, of course, proves to be more intelligent and cunning than expected.
The original screenplay comes from the pen of Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese of Zombieland, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Deadpool fame. Daniel Espinosa, the Swedish filmmaker who made a splash with Easy Money and Safe House before crashing and burning with the flop Child 44, will hopefully rebound as director of Life, with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing alongside Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn.
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