Orange Is The New Black’s Ruby Rose joins Jason Statham monster shark movie

Ruby Rose has joined Jason Statham's Meg

by Phil de Semlyen |
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The Australian casting leg for Jason Statham’s giant-shark-goes-rogue movie Meg is taking shape. Following Siren’s Jessica McNamee in signing up for the creature feature is Orange Is The New Black’s Ruby Rose. Because if there’s one thing a shark isn’t going to want to mess with, it’s an Aussie.

The Melbourne-raised model and actress has been making waves as Stella Carlin in OITNB’s third and fourth seasons. She’s also been making the move to the big screen and has plenty of action-heavy projects on her slate, including xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and John Wick: Chapter 2.

She’ll need her fighting chops for this unlikely-sounding (and titled) project. Meg tells the story of the ancient giant shark species known as Megalodon, some of which have survived to the present day. To say “don’t go into the water” would be something of an understatement. Think The Titanic with teeth. Toothtanic.

It’s based on a 1997 novel by Steve Alten, which originally had its cinematic rights snapped up by Disney, and has hovered around various stages of development ever since. National Treasure's Jon Turteltaub is the man behind the camera, working from a script by Dean Georgaris.

Meg is due to arrive in cinemas on March 2, 2018. For more on why we love The Stath, read our 15 reasons why Jason Statham is awesome.

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