Emily Mortimer in Talks to Star in Legendary's 'Spectral'

James Badge Dale is starring in the action movie, described as a supernatural "Black Hawk Down," being directed by Nic Mathieu.
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Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer is in negotiations to star as the female lead in Spectral, Legendary’s supernatural action movie.

James Badge Dale is starring in the project, which Nic Mathieu is directing.

Described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down, Spectral centers on a Special Ops team that fights supernatural beings who have taken over a European city.

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Mortimer will be a CIA mission leader opposite Dale’s researcher.

The script was written by George Nolfi and John Gatins. Ian Fried wrote the original treatment.

Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing, while Jillian Share and Guy Riedel executive produce. Share and Sophia Sikora also will oversee the film for Legendary.

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Mortimer is one of the stars of HBO’s The Newsroom and Doll & Em. Her most recent big-screen appearance was in 2011’s Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese.

She is repped by ICM Partners, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Sloane Offer and 42 in the U.K.