American Honey’s Sasha Lane to Play Hellboy's Love Interest in Reboot

Posted 2017/08/15 0 0

American Honey‘s breakout star Sasha Lane is in final negotiations to join the the Marshall-directed reboot of Hellboy, Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen.

 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Sasha Lane is currently in final negotiations to star in the film. According to the report, Lane will play Alice Monaghan, a character who, in the comics, Hellboy rescues from the fairies that kidnapped her. However, as both Hellboy and she eventually come to realize, Alice winds up retaining some supernatural gifts as a byproduct of her time with the fairies.

After her breakout performance in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Lane lined up a slew of projects that reflect her status as one of the indie world’s most in-demand actresses. She’s already shot Miseducation of Cameron Post with Chloe Moretz and Shotgun with Maika Monroe. She’s attached to Shoplifters of the World with Joe Manganiello and the sci-fi project Hunting Lila. Hellboy will be her first major studio project.

The new Hellboy reboot, Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen, follows two previous films that were directed by Guillermo del Toro and starred Ron Perlman as a demon raised by a kind professor working to fight supernatural evildoers. The first movie was made by Revolution Studios and released by Sony in 2004. The sequel, Hellboy: The Golden Army, was made by Universal and released in 2008. Del Toro and Perlman tried to launch a third installment, but it never came to fruition.

The new story sees the hero squaring off against a medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind. Lane would play Alice Monaghan. In the comic books, Hellboy rescues Alice from the fairies that kidnapped her. She retains some supernatural gifts because of her time with the fairies.

Hellboy, directed by Neil Marshall, will star David Harbour of Stranger Things as the titular hero in the film, which is slated to begin filming in September. Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) will play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (aka Professor Broom), while Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil franchise) will play the Blood Queen. Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) will direct from a script from Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin will produce with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.

Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen currently has a 2018 release date.

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