Emily Blunt opposite Tom Cruise in sci-fi

MUMBAI: Actress Emily Blunt is in negotiations with Warner Bros to join the cast of All You Need is Kill, a sci-fi film opposite Tom Cruise.

The film follows the story of a soldier in a war against aliens who is forced to re-live his last day alive again and again after he is killed. Through having to re-live the same experiences he gets better at tackling the days challenges. Blunt would play another soldier who fights alongside him.

The production house was impressed with Blunt‘s tough girl credentials when she was cast as female lead in Man From U.N.C.L.E, the shooting of which was abruptly stopped after the studio couldn‘t find a male star and director Steven Soderbergh dropped out.

Blunt had earlier said that she was looking for a role in a sci-fi or superhero film where the female character had substance.
"I‘m open to any kind of genre if the part is great and fun and different and a challenge in some way. I would love to do a comic-book movie or a science fiction film that would scare the life out of me."

‘All You Need is Kill‘ is produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally and Jason Hoffs. The script was originally written by Dante Harper and is being re-worked by Joby Harold, who is also executive producer.

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