×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Rebecca Ferguson to Star in Skydance’s Sci-fi Pic ‘Life’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety.

Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Story follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected.

Ferguson has become an in-demand actress in Hollywood following her break-out in Skydance’s “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” where she beat out a slew of actresses for the role of Isla Faust. Following the film’s huge box office success with $682 million worldwide, she began to land offers for some of the biggest roles in town including the female lead opposite Michael Fassbender in “The Snowman” and one of the leads in DreamWorks’ “The Girl on the Train” opposite Emily Blunt.

She is also expected to reprise her role in the next “Mission: Impossible,” which shoots next August. She is repped by ICM Partners, Actors in Scandinavia and Tavistock Wood.

More Film

  • Idris Isan Elba

    Idris Elba's Daughter Isan Named 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador

    Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety. Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Story follows the […]

  • Cassandra Cain

    Harley Quinn Spinoff 'Birds of Prey' Casts Cassandra Cain (EXCLUSIVE)

    Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety. Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Story follows the […]

  • Lily James Armie Hammer

    Lily James, Armie Hammer to Star in Daphne du Maurier Adaptation 'Rebecca'

    Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety. Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Story follows the […]

  • JJ AbramsJJ Abrams at the Oxford

    J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Adds Six Projects to Growing Film Slate

    Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety. Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Story follows the […]

  • Effie Brown

    AGC Studios to Produce Effie Brown's Action-Comedy Film 'We Real Cool'

    Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety. Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Story follows the […]

  • Google Spotlight Stories' 'Age of Sail'

    Google Spotlight Stories Releases Animated Short 'Age of Sail' on Multiple Platforms

    Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in the Skydance sci-fi pic “Life,” sources tell Variety. Daniel Espinosa is directing the film with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The project, an original idea, has a script written by “Deadpool” duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Story follows the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content