The upcoming Resident Evil remake has reportedly added a new star to its cast. According to The Illuminerdi, Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Hannah John-Kamen has been offered the role of Jill Valentine.
This new theatrical film will reboot the franchise that began with 2002’s Resident Evil. It will follow the same plot established by the games, which include the investigation of a zombie infection and outbreak in the fictional town of Raccoon City.
It was previously reported that the studio was eying Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario to star as Chris and Claire Redfield, respectively. There has yet to be any official confirmation on either actor’s role in the film.
The upcoming film will reportedly draw more inspiration form the games than its predecessor, and Valentine’s presence surely supports that. Valentine is one of the two main playable characters in the original game and has long been a part of the franchise.
Her character in the film is described as a small-town girl that enjoys hunting with the guys. She is gorgeous yet tough, and she knows how to have a good time. The studio kept the casting open to all ethnicities, but they were focusing on casting an African-American actress of mixed heritage.
Neither the studio nor John-Kamen has commented on the role, so this remains a rumor. The film was scheduled to begin filming in June. However, this was before the spread of COVID-19, so it remains uncertain when fans can expect any official news.
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