Brie Larson, known for her sci-fi action epics in the MCU, is expanding her acting repertoire into the thriller genre. Our trusted sources confirm that Larson will star in the upcoming thriller film The Crusader, directed by the legendary Ridley Scott.
Produced by Sony and Apple, the film will see Larson play a journalist investigating a corrupt religious organization, who is targeted for assassination to keep their secrets hidden.
Despite the name and Scott’s reputation for directing historical epics, The Crusader won’t be set in the distant past. Instead, it will be a modern-day thriller with high stakes. The film marks Larson’s first collaboration with Ridley Scott, a shocking fact considering his prolific career. At 85 years old, Scott shows no signs of slowing down, delivering multiple projects each year.
Larson is also set to star in other thrillers, such as The Forgotten with Samuel L. Jackson on Netflix and The Mind’s Eye on the same streaming platform. However, before these premieres, Larson will return to her iconic role as Carol Danvers in The Marvels, which is set to release in November 2023. In the sequel to Captain Marvel, Danvers will team up with Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, the daughter of her late friend Maria.
Ridley Scott is no stranger to the thriller genre, having directed some of the most iconic thrillers in cinematic history, including Alien, Blade Runner, and Hannibal. The Crusader marks his return to the genre after a brief hiatus, during which he focused on historical epics and sci-fi action films.
Brie Larson, on the other hand, has been making a name for herself as an action star in recent years, thanks in large part to her role as Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, she has also shown a strong talent for drama, having won an Academy Award for her performance in the 2015 film Room.
The Crusader is being produced through a partnership between Sony and Apple, marking another high-profile collaboration between the two tech giants. The film is expected to have a strong theatrical release, but will also be available for streaming on Apple’s platform.
In addition to her work on The Crusader and The Marvels, Larson has several other projects in the works, including The Forgotten, a Netflix thriller in which she will co-star with Samuel L. Jackson, and The Mind’s Eye, a psychological thriller that she will produce for the streaming platform.
As for Ridley Scott, he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In addition to The Crusader, he is currently working on several other projects, including Napoleon, which will star Joaquin Phoenix as the titular French emperor, and Gladiator 2, a sequel to his 2000 epic.
He is also serving as producer on several upcoming screen projects, including Alien: Romulus and Blade Runner 2099, a spinoff TV series.
Overall, The Crusader looks to be an exciting new project for both Brie Larson and Ridley Scott, and fans of the thriller genre are sure to be eagerly anticipating its release. With its intriguing premise and talented cast and crew, it has the potential to be one of the standout thrillers of the year.
Shortly before or after The Marvels (there’s no firm release date yet), Brie Larson will star in Apple TV+’s Lessons in Chemistry, a series based on the Bonnie Garmus novel of the same name.