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Bello in for New Mummy

Maria Bello replacing Weisz in new MummyNothing can take me out of the world of a sequel quicker then when a character who’s very well known over the course of two films is just replaced. Not that the structural integrity of a Mummy film is really all that important…

Variety got word this morning that Maria Bello (pictured) has signed on for the role of Evelyn O’Connell, wife of Rick and mother of Alex, stepping into the shoes of former Evie Rachel Weisz, who backed out of the third film shortly after it was announced. Can’t imagine why, unless there’s something about this script we don’t know about…

As you may know, Jet Li is in the wraps as the mummy when Rick and Alex journey to the Far East and accidentally unearth the mummy of Emperor Qin. This time the mummy is a shape-shifter created by a wizard (Michelle Yeoh) many years ago. Antics ensue.

Filming is set to start up soon with a hopeful release date of July 11th, 2008 in mind. Keep it here for all the Mummy news you can stomach as we go forward!

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