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Michelle Williams in talks to join Tom Hardy in Sony's 'Venom'

GregHarmon GregHarmon Managing Editor Variety was first to report, four-time Oscar-nominee, Michelle Williams is in talks to join Tom Hardy in Sony’s stand-alone Venom movie.

According to Variety's sources, Williams would play a district attorney and possibly Hardy’s love interest. Though it has not been confirmed, multiple sources currently report The Night Of and Rogue One 's Riz Ahmed is on board to join Hardy and Williams.

Sony's incarnation will follow Marvel's character "Venom", a major antagonist in the Spider-Man series and is named after an alien Symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien vests its victim with incredible powers. Venom made his first big-screen appearance as "Eddie Brock" in Spider-Man 3 portrayed by Topher Grace.

Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is directing from a script by Scott Rosenberg (The Dark Tower) and Jeff Pinkner (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle). Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the movie with Amy Pascal. Sony executives Palak Patel and Eric Fineman will oversee the project for the studio.

Michelle Williams will next be seen in Sony Pictures and Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World alongside Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg.

Venom is set to hit theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.

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