Michelle In Talks To Join Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed In 'Venom'

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The Oscar-nominated actor is in talks to join Sony's Venom starring Tom Hardy in the titular role of the iconic Spider-Man villain. Williams is now best known for her Oscar nominated roles in Brokeback Mountain and Blue Valentine.

According to Variety, Williams is playing a district attorney and potential love interest to Hardy's Brock. The upcoming R-rated Venom will certainly be one to watch out for now that it has added the stellar acting skills of Michelle Williams, and possibly #SheVenom to the mix.

Sony Pictures' story plans for the film remain unknown at this point, but the project is expected to cast Hardy's character in an anti-hero role. Also, Emmy-winning actor Riz Ahmed will be seen in the movie. Details about her role are still top secret. And Williams can conversely bring in some aritistic and creative credibility that will help raise the movie's profile, despite not being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

2002 "Spider-Man" writer Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner ('The Dark Tower') will write the script, with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal.

In the comics, the character of Venom is inherently associated with Spider-Man.

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#Marvel comics fans will know that Venom revolves around an alien who bonds with a host for its survival, after which it enhances the powers of his host, becoming a new dual-life form "Venom".

The film is being directed by Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer, with Hardy on board as Eddie Brock.

Venom previously appeared on the big screen, played by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3.

Production begins this fall on Venom and it is set for an October 5, 2018 release date.

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