Armie Hammer will join Alicia Vikander in director Ben Wheatley’s “Freakshift,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Having broken through with sci-fi hit ‘Ex Machina,’ with roles in ‘Jason Bourne’ and ‘The Man From UNCLE’ under her belt, and ‘Tomb Raider’ in production, Alicia Vikander seems well on her way to becoming something of a genre icon – and this latest bit of casting news will surely only help her on her way. Deadline report that Vikander, winner of the 2016 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘The Danish Girl,’ is in talks to star in ‘Freakshift,’ a new original action-horror movie from British writer-director Ben Wheatley. It sounds like a fairly ambitious project which could mark a significant change in gear for Wheatley.
After a huge amount of speculation over who’ll take the reigns as James Bond after Daniel Craig, it appears Tom Hiddleston is up for the challenge. Speaking in an interview with The Sunday Times after his lauded role in BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’, the Brit had a lot to say regarding the future of the James Bond franchise and any involvement he’d have. “Time magazine ran a poll and there were like, 100 actors on the list, including Angelina Jolie,” he recalled.