Greek-born French actress Ariane Labed who made a lasting impression in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Cannes favourite “The Lobster”, has been added to the cast of Assassin’s Creed. The New Regency live-action adaptation of the Ubisoft video game which stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard will be directed by Justin Kurzel.
The 31-year-old actress will take on the role that was originally supposed to be played by Alicia Vikander. Her involvement in “Assassin’s Creed” will be her highest-profile role yet. Though, we personally think she’s going to kick butt at it. After all, she did win the Best Actress award in Venice in 2010 for her performance in Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Attenberg and the Locarno Best Actress award last year for her work in Lucia Borleteau’s Fidelio, Alice’s Odyssey.
The film is co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Pictures. “Assassin’s Creed” will be scripted by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie while Frank Marshall, Arnon Milchan, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Conor McCaughan, Fassbender and Pat Crowley will be producing.
Production for the movie is set to start in early fall for a release on December 21st, 2016 through Fox.