New York: Actor Russell Crowe has confirmed that he will be joining Tom Cruise in the remake of “The Mummy”.
Unlike Brendan Fraser’s trilogy, Universal’s “The Mummy” reboot is better categorized as a horror movie than an action-adventure.
“I’m gonna do it,” Crowe said about the film at a press junket at the Beverly Hilton promoting his action comedy “The Nice Guys,” according to Collider.
Crowe portrays Dr. Henry Jekyll, a Royal Society fellow, opposite Cruise, who plays a Navy Seal hunting terrorists. “New Girl” star Jake Johnson and “The People v. O.J. Simpson’s” Courtney B. Vance also recently boarded the movie.
When asked how the remake differs from Fraser’s films, Crowe said, “This one is kind of more designed to seriously scare the s**t out of you.”
The Aussie actor added that he’s already been bouncing off ideas for the film with director Alex Kurtzman
The filming of the movie has already begun in England with Cruise as a Navy SEAL who must battle a rampaging mummy in the Iraq desert.