Few stars have risen to prominence in recent times quite like Rebecca Ferguson. Fresh off her big break in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the actress has found herself on numerous shortlists across the four corners of Hollywood, as major studios, clearly impressed by her turn opposite Tom Cruise, look to secure her for their nascent productions.
Among the scripts vying for Ferguson’s attention are Tomas Alfredson’s long-gestating adaptation The Snowman and Ridley Scott’s Alien: Paradise Lost. That’s according to Deadline, with the outlet reporting that the former feature would have Ferguson join Michael Fassbender for a Norwegian murder thriller with a stylized twist. Adapted from Jo Nesbø’s novel of the same name, the story orbits around the sudden and unexplained disappearance of a young mother (Ferguson, potentially) leading Fassbender’s detective to stumble onto the tracks of what he believes to be the country’s first bona fide serial killer.
From marauding psychopaths to ancient deities, Alien: Paradise Lost has also popped up on the Ferguson’s radar, with Deadline noting that Fox has cherry-picked “a peach of a major female” to attract the in-demand actress. Should the Rogue Nation starlet favor Scott’s sci-fi over The Snowman, it would make amends for her narrowly missing out on the leading female part in the studio’s Gambit spinoff, ultimately leading to Ferguson joining the star-studded adaptation of The Girl on the Train.
Only time will tell whether Rebecca Ferguson will pick one, none or all of the above. Alien: Paradise Lost is expected to lumber in front of the cameras in February ahead of a 2017 release. The Snowman, meanwhile, is yet to announce a production start date.