Malin Akerman in Talks to Play Villain in Dwayne Johnson's 'Rampage'
Malin Akerman, one of the stars of the Showtime drama Billions, is in negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson in Rampage, New Line's adventure project based on the 1980s video game.
Akerman is nabbing the last major role in the movie and will join a cast that includes Naomie Harris, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald and Breanne Hill.
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The movie is reuniting people behind the hit San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, including director Brad Peyton, Johnson, and producer Beau Flynn.
Rampage is due to begin lensing in April in Atlanta.
Like the video game, the film will feature three creatures — a monstrously transformed gorilla, crocodile and wolf — who wreak havoc on North American cities and landmarks. Only one man can stop them: the animal-loving hero played by Johnson.
Akerman will play the movie's villainess, a calculating head of a tech company that is behind the monsters. (Lacy plays her brother.)
Producing with Flynn are John Rickard of Wrigley Pictures, Hiram Garcia of 7 Bucks Entertainment, and Peyton. Wendy Jacobson of Flynn Picture Co. is co-producing.
Marcus Viscidi, Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Jeffrey Fierson are exec producing.
Akerman, who also starred in TV's Trophy Wife, has feature credits that include horror comedy The Final Girls, Rock of Ages, and Zack Snyder's comic book movie The Watchmen.
She is repped by WME.
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