Annabelle Wallis talks about what to expect from “The Mummy” and working alongside Tom Cruise.
While promoting her film, Come and Find Me, Annabelle Wallis spoke to Madison Makely about The Mummy, opening in theaters June 9th. While the 32-year-old—who grew up in Portugal and moved to London at 18 to pursue acting did not divulge much about the upcoming Universal Monsters film, she did offer a little on what audiences and fans could expect from the Alex Kurtzman directed film.
“We just finished and I think people are going to be very surprised. You know it’s an age old story that we all grew up with. There have been remakes of it and it’s a re-imagining of it in a very contemporary, cool, modern, exciting, brave way. And it’s got exceptional people in it and, you know, Tom is Tom. And he never disappoints. So, you know, I’m hoping to ride on his coattails for a little longer.”
With The Mummy only 4 months away, fans could expect to hear more on the highly anticipated film, starring Sofia Boutella and Tom Cruise. Wallis, cast last march, is playing the character of Jenny Halsey. Halsey, as director Alex Kurtzman explained, is “a woman who works for cultural heritage. I don’t know how much you know about the cultural heritage guys, but they are the ones going around defending these places that ISIS is blowing up and trying to protect those things and sort of trying to salvage as much of it as possible. You always need an archaeologist in a Mummy movie, but you want to do it in a way that feels actually really different and isn’t the studied bookworm version that’s been done a thousand times. She’s time woman who has been running around the middle east actually doing that. She’s very smart. She’s very educated. She really can hold her own. She also has a secret that is incredibly significant in the story. That reveals itself over the course of the movie and suggests she might not be entirely what she says she is.”
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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 tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (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, Dylan Kussman, and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella. The film opens June 9, 2017.
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