Emily Blunt is in demand at the moment. And it doesn’t look to be slowing down. She is in talks to join the cast of sci-fi film All You Need is Kill, opposite Tom Cruise.
Yes, Emily is certainly not going to have time to Play on FoxyBingo.com or attend the cinema herself, because she’s too busy gracing us with her delightful presence on screen. She stars in recent release Salmon Fishing in the Yemen opposite Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas, and her comedy with Jason Segel, The Five Year Engagement is showing at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The English rose has said in the past that she was looking to tackle a sci-fi or super hero film, so long as the female character had some substance. It looks like she might have found her next project.
“Usually the female parts in a superhero film feel thankless. She’s the pill girlfriend while the guys are whizzing around saving the world,” Blunt has said in the past.
All You Need is Kill will follow a soldier fighting a war against aliens, when he is forced to re-live his last day alive over and over. Through re-living the experiences, he gains skill in tackling the challenges he faces. Emily will play a soldier fighting alongside him.
The script was originally written by Dante Harper, before it was re-worked by Joby Harold. He is also executive producing the project.
It sounds interesting, and as for Emily’s career, it has certainly been a mixed bag.
“I’m open to any kind of genre if the part is great and fun and different and a challenge in some way,” she said. “I would love to do a comic-book movie or a science-fiction film that would scare the life out of me.”