The dancer-turned-actress, Boutella, has a number of Hollywood blockbusters under her belt, including 'Fahrenheit 451', 'Atomic Blonde' and 'The Mummy', where she starred alongside Tom Cruise.
French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella is set to star in director Zack Snyder’s sci-fi action-adventure Rebel Moon, his first film as part of a new overall deal with Netflix.
Boutella will star as a woman with a mysterious past who has to recruit warriors from various planets to try and protect a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that is threatened by the armies of the evil and tyrannical Regent Baslisarius.
Snyder is directing the film as well as co-writing it with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad, based on a story by Snyder and Johnstad. Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller and Snyder will produce for The Stone Quarry along with Eric Newman for Grand Electric.
The actress, who fled to Paris in 1992 during the Algerian civil war at age 10 with her family, is known for her breakout performance in the Oscar-nominated film Star Trek: Beyond where she portrayed a fierce alien warrior named Jaylah.
Born in Bab El Oud, a neighbourhood of Algiers, the dancer-turned-actress rose to prominence for her breakout role in the hit franchise film The Kingsman, which would lead to starring roles in The Mummy with Tom Cruise, Atomic Blonde alongside Charlize Theron, Ramin Bahrani’s Fahrenheit 451, and Wyatt Rockefeller’s feature debut Settlers.