EXCLUSIVE: Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) is in early talks to star opposite Tom Hanks in Ron Howard’s Inferno. Picture will be the third installment based on the Dan Brown series of novels best known for the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code book and film.
In Inferno, Harvard symbologist Henry Langdon (Hanks) awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Sienna Brooks, the role Jones is being considered for, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno.
Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have enjoyed strong global returns from both Da Vinci Code and follow-up (and prequel) Angels And Demons. Brian Grazer produces alongside Howard. David Koepp wrote the script.
Jones is fast positioning herself as one of Britain’s most exciting young actresses, generating strong notices for her turn as Jane Hawking in Working Title’s awards-season contender The Theory Of Everything. She recently wrapped Autobahn for up-and-coming Brit helmer Eran Creevy (Welcome To The Punch) and is in production on Juan Antonio Bayona’s much-anticipated dark fairytale A Monster Calls.
Jones is repped by WME and Independent Talent Group.