I have added screen captures from Rebecca Ferguson’s first movie role in Strandvaskaren (also known as Drowning Ghost internationally), from 2004. She played Amanda, the girlfriend of the school’s bad boy/douche, Måns. It’s always fun looking back at older roles from Rebecca, and this isn’t an exception. She gives such a charismatic and interesting performance, even if her part is just a smaller supporting role. Click on the previews below to see the screen captures in our photo gallery.
Following the rumors of Rebecca’s possible involvement in The Snowman, more rumored projects have surfaced. So far none of them are confirmed, and they might just be wishes from the production companies, but here’s what the rumor mill is saying:
- Rebecca Ferguson is reportedly eyeing the lead role in Guernsey (aka The Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie Society) with respected Brit director Mike Newell attached. That project still has some way to go but Ferguson is a fan of both the role – which has attracted the attention of A-listers like Kate Winslet in the past – and, in particular, working with Newell.
- She is also in the mix for the Prometheus sequel that Ridley Scott is prepping at Fox to go into production next year. No concrete talks have been held about that one yet but Deadline understands that the latest draft was delivered to Scott and Fox execs recently and it is, by all accounts, very strong with a peach of a major female role. Ferguson has a lot of fans at Fox, who had courted her to take the female lead in Gambit, only for the actress to go with The Girl on a Train instead.
- Lastly, there’s the possibility of another Mission: Impossible for Ferguson. The most recent installment has already grossed $680 million worldwide, making a sequel a priority for both Paramount and franchise player Tom Cruise. Ferguson’s return as the effortlessly kick-ass Ilsa would seem to be a no-brainer.
Do you think Rebecca will do any (or all) of them? And which one does sound the most exciting to you? Let us know!
According to Variety, Rebecca Ferguson is in early talks to co-star with Michael Fassbender in Working Title and Universal’s The Snowman. A fellow Swede, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy helmer Tomas Alfredson, will direct the film written by Soren Sveistrup. The Snowman revolves around Harry Hole (played by Fassbender), a detective who has been featured in 10 of Jo Nesbo’s novels. Described as a loose cannon in the Oslo police force, Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Rebecca’s involvement isn’t a sure-thing just yet, but both sides are apparently keen on closing the deal soon, in order to firm up a January start-date.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jared Leto and Chris Evans are in talks to join the high-wattage cast of The Girl on the Train, DreamWorks’ adaptation of the Paula Hawkins best-seller.
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett are already on board the project, which centers on Rachel (Blunt), a woman who’s jobless and an alcoholic and who spends her daily train ride fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple living in a house that she passes. After coming home one night covered in blood and unable to remember much from a blackout drinking episode, she begins to realize that she may have witnessed or been involved in a crime.
Ferguson is playing Anna, the former mistress and current wife of Rachel’s ex-husband. Bennett is set to play Megan, a married neighbor with whom Rachel becomes obsessed. Evans would play Tom, the ex-husband, and Leto would play the neighbor’s husband, but sources say one stumbling block to an eventual deal is scheduling for both actors.
Tate Taylor is directing the project, which has a script by Erin Cressida Wilson. The Girl on the Train is scheduled to start filming later this Fall for a 2016 release.
I have added high-definition screen captures from the 2014 action movie Hercules, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the titular half-God. Rebecca Ferguson played the princess Ergenia, asking Hercules to help save her son and city. While the movie is just the popcorn-flick you’d expect from The Rock and director Brett Ratner, it has its enjoyable moments and Rebecca lights up the screen everytime she’s on.
Another set of screen captures have been added to our photo gallery, this time from the Swedish film En Enkel Till Antibes (“A One-Way Trip to Antibes”). Rebecca played Maria, the caretaker of George, who steals money from him and plots to get the money when he sells his house. It was her “comeback” movie, after being away from the spotlight for about five years, and she received terrific reviews for her performance. Click on the previews below to see the images in our photo gallery.