Sofia Boutella Joins Zack Snyder’s Netflix Film ‘Rebel Moon’

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ actress Sofia Boutella joins the cast of Zack Snyder’s announced Netflix science fiction film ‘Rebel Moon.’ She is the first confirmed casting for the movie, which Snyder is writing with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad.
Netflix celebrated the casting, saying in a press release, “Boutella came to be known for her break out turn in the hit franchise film The Kingsman. She went on to star in Universal’s The Mummy with Tom Cruise, Atomic Blonde alongside Charlize Theron, Ramin Bahrini’s Fahrenheit 451 for HBO and A24’s Climax for Gaspar Noé. She can currently be seen in Wyatt Rockefeller’s feature debut Settlers for IFC.”
The synopsis for the film is described as, “Boutella came to be known for her break out turn in the hit franchise film The Kingsman. She went on to star in Universal’s The Mummy with Tom Cruise, Atomic Blonde alongside Charlize Theron, Ramin Bahrini’s Fahrenheit 451 for HBO and A24’s Climax for Gaspar Noé. She can currently be seen in Wyatt Rockefeller’s feature debut Settlers for IFC.”
“This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s my love of sci-fi and a giant adventure. My hope is that this also becomes a massive IP and a universe that can be built out.”
“I’ve spent the last two or three years building out this universe. Every corner has to be painted in. I’ve been doing designs, constantly drawing and really cultivating its fertile ground to make this world fully realized,” he added. “I’ve been working on this on the side for so long, it’s pretty far along.”
‘Rebel Moon’ is part of the first-look deal between Netflix and Snyder’s Stone Quarry production company. Previously, they had released the zombie film ‘Army of the Dead’ and its prequel ‘Army of Thieves.’
Sofia Boutella is also set to star in the upcoming historical miniseries ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes,’ set to be released on the BBC.


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