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Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ Adds ‘New Girl’ Star Jake Johnson

by  in Movie News Comment

“New Girl” star Jake Johnson has joined Universal’s “The Mummy” remake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play a member of the military “in a role written specifically for him.”

Johnson will star alongside Tom Cruise, the protagonist; Sofia Boutella, the titular monster; and Annabelle Wallis, an archaeologist.

Developed by Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman — who is also directing the pic — Universal’s “Mummy” reboot is set to be the first foray into a shared movie universe, featuring the studio’s monster movie icons. Kurtzman is also producing, alongside Morgan and Sean Daniel.

From a script by “Prometheus” scribe Jon Spaihts, the present day “Mummy” movie will awaken in theatres on June 9, 2017.