Ex Machina Star Alicia Vikander Circling Roles In New Bourne Film And Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed


Alicia Vikander is teetering on the edge of the acting stratosphere. Despite making her debut in Swedish television before raising eyebrows in a series of period dramas – most notable of which was Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina – it was her role as ambiguous AI Ava in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina that really caught Hollywood’s attention.

Now, as Vikander’s acting credentials begin to balloon through performances in Cannes favorite The Circle and The Light Between Oceans, Deadline brings word that the actress has been linked with roles in Michael Fassbender’s big-screen rendition of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed and the next installment in the Bourne franchise.

With both Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass returning for the as-yet-untitled Bourne film, there’s already a palpable air of excitement for the next chapter in Jason Bourne’s adventure following the breakout success of the original trilogy. It’s unclear at this early stage which role Vikander is in contention for, though we have faith in Greengrass an Co. to give the star a meaty role as a member of the CIA, rather than a disposable love interest for Damon’s titular protagonist.

As for New Regency’s Assassin’s Creed, the long-gestating adaptation is cloaked in a similar air of mystery. Considering that the release date was recently pushed back into 2016, it remains to be seen which role Michael Fassbender will play in the feature – according to reports, the Days of Future Past star is primed to embody the main protagonist – let alone what part Alicia Vikander is to portray.

Before either of these roles come to pass, Alicia Vikander can next be seen alongside Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which is penciled in for a late summer release on August 14.

Source: Deadline