Emily Mortimer Heads For Spectral

She's in talks to join the supernatural action

Emily Mortimer Heads For Spectral

by James White |
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If a supernatural force takes over a European city, who are you gonna call? Well, the Ghostbusters are still stuck in development limbo, so for action thriller Spectral Legendary has decided to instead summon a team that includes James Badge Dale. And assuming she makes a deal, Emily Mortimer will be joining him{ =nofollow}.

Based on a treatment by Ian Fried, which George Nolfi and John Gatins have since expanded into a full script, Spectral finds otherworldly creatures infesting somewhere in Europe – a switch from the American location mentioned when Dale was cast– and a special-ops team called in, Black Hawk Down-style, to sort out the problem. Dale is playing a researcher who specialises in strange happenings, whereas Mortimer is in line to be a CIA mission leader who takes charge.

Nic Mathieu, who cut his teeth directing ads and music videos, is set to make the jump to films with this one, which Legendary is gearing up to shoot.

As for Mortimer, she’s currently part of Aaron Sorkin’s cable news drama The Newsroom, which will return for a third season later this year. She’s also been starring in her own series, Doll & Em. On the big screen, the actress will be seen in Ladygrey and Ten Thousand Saints, both of which are working their way through post-production now.

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