Alicia Vikander Joining Ben Wheatley’s Freakshift

Alicia Vikander has been on the radar of horror fans since her turn in Ex Machina, and now she’s poised to solidify her genre status by joining Ben Wheathley’s next project, Freakshift.

According to Deadline, Vikander is in talks to star in Wheatley’s all-guns-blazing action thriller about a band of misfits who hunt down and kill nocturnal underground monsters.

Should the deal make, the much-in-demand Vikander would play the lead female protagonist in the cops vs. monsters tale. The project is eyeing an August start date, which would fit in with Vikander’s schedule as she’s due to wrap Tomb Raider in early summer.

Freakshift looks set to be even more badass and more ambitious, with Wheatley directing from a script he co-wrote with writing partner Amy Jump. Wheatley’s longtime producer Andrew Starke produces via their Rook Films banner.

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