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Russell Crowe set to join Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis in reboot of The Mummy
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Russell Crowe set to join Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis in reboot of The Mummy

Russell Crowe is in talks to join Tom Cruise and Peaky Blinders' star Annabelle Wallis in the new reboot of The Mummy. 

The movie, which will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, best known for his work as a writer and producer on the new Star Trek movies, will work from a script from Doctor Strange scribe Jonathan Spaihts. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Crowe is in talks to take on the roles of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If he signs up, he will play the tormented doctor who changes into a murderous madman in The Mummy before potentially starring in his own film.

The report also states that Universal Pictures have already approached Tom Hardy and Javier Bardem about taking on this role, but that talks with both went nowhere. 

Production on The Mummy is underway in London and currently has a release date of June 9th in 2017. Kingsman: The Secret Service's Sofia Boutella is in the title role, with Cruise playing a special forces soldier and Wallis a scientist. New Girl's Jake Johnson also has a key role. 

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