Felicity Jones Joins Tom Hanks for Ron Howard's 'Inferno' Adaptation
Back in October, Sony Pictures announced they were pushing back their release of Ron Howard's adaptation of Dan Brown's novel Inferno all the way to October 14th, 2016, after previously being set for the same weekend that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters next year. Now the project is rounding up a supporting cast to surround Tom Hanks as symbologist Robert Langdon, who hasn't graced the big screen since Angels & Demons in 2009. Now Deadline reports his female companion this time will be Felicity Jones, fresh off her recent performance in The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking's wife. Read on!
For those who don't know, this time Langdon suddenly wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, forcing him to team up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (the role Jones is in early talks to take) to help recover his memories in order to prevent some psychopath from unleashing a global plague that is somehow tied to the classic Dante's Inferno. The young actress is quite the rising star from across the pond, and has also turned in great performances in Like Crazy and Breathe In. She popped up briefly in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with potential for her to become a central character in the franchise, but we'll see how that goes. The question is whether or not people are still interested in Dan Brown's stories.