Milla Jovovich to Star in Action-Thriller 'Hummingbird'

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The 'Hellboy' actress is attached to the indie from Swedish directors Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom.

Milla Jovovich will star in the action-thriller Hummingbird as a female black-ops assassin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Described as in the vein of Lucy, the story follows an assassin whose latest mark forces her to confront her true identity. Jovovich replaces Olivia Munn, who in turn boarded the project when Zoe Saldana left the film.

John McClain wrote the script, which was on the 2016 version of The Black List. Lionsgate is handling international sales and will shop the project to buyers this month at the Berlin International Film Market. The Swedish directing team of Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom are helming.

Paul W.S. Anderson, who is Jovovich's off-screen husband, will pen a revision of the script by McClain. Fundamental’s Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon are producing the project with Todd Garner for Broken Road Productions.

Jovovich just wrapped production on Hellboy, and also stars in Future World from directors James Franco and Bruce Thierry Cheung. She is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

Kryler and Akerstrom, who previously directed the cinematic content for Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 1 video game, are repped by UTA and Magnet Management. McClain is repped by UTA and Madhouse Entertainment.