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Jude Law is in negotiations to join Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Filmmaking duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who directed 2015’s Mississippi Grind, are helming the pic. The most recent draft for the 1990s-set feature comes from Tomb Raider writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
The comic book movie will follow Carol Danvers (Larson), an Air Force pilot who gains powers after her DNA becomes fused with an alien’s after an accident. Samuel L. Jackson will play (a two-eyed) Nick Fury in the film, and Ben Mendelsohn is set to play the film’s villain.
Captain Marvel, the studio’s first female-fronted stand-alone, is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.
Marvel had no comment on the most recent casting news. It is currently unclear what role Law will play.
The English actor is already set to star as Albus Dumbledore in Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts sequel and will join Blake Lively in Paramount’s spy thriller The Rhythm Section.
Law is repped by WME, the U.K.’s Julian Belfrage and Jackoway Tyerman.
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