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Shanina Shaik; From Victoria’s Secret to “The Mummy”!

Shanina Shaik

Victoria’s Secret model, Shanina Shaik, is set for her film debut in “The Mummy”, alongside headlining stars Sofia Boutella and Tom Cruise.

While not much is known regarding who she will appear as, we’ve learned that the 25 year old model, Shanina Shaik, will make her film debut in Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy.  The 25 year old model, from Melbourne, Australia, is of Pakistani and Saudi Arabian descent and looks just as exotic and beautiful as the headlining star, Sofia Boutella.

Shanina Shaik

Shanina Shaik at the Lifetime Athletic Club at the SKY apartments. Photo: Annie Wermiel

While she’s had offers to star in other movies, The Mummy was the first she took up, as she had the opportunity to work in a major film starring Tom Cruise.  And a Universal Monsters film, no less!  In regards to acting, Shanina Shaik said “I didn’t think I had the confidence for acting [but] seeing other models try an acting role made me think, ‘Well maybe I could do it.’”

What we do know is that Shaik is headed to Namibia to join cast members like Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis to film the last leg of principal photography on The Mummy.

No matter how big or how small Shanina Shaik’s role is in June 2017’s The Mummy, she’s definitely a welcome addition to the Monsters Universe and we think it’s a great movie to make an acting debut in!

“Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.”

The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts.  The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella as the iconic creature now revealed to be an ancient queen.  The film opens June 9, 2017.

(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)

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Steven Biscotti

Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) He stands 5'7" tall and prides himself on being the same height as Tom Cruise. Steven's favorite monster movie? "The Mummy (1999)."

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