It’s a good time to be Rebecca Ferguson.
The Sweden-born, half-British actress, who’s currently enjoying success with the acclaimed Mission: Impossible – Fallout, has signed up for two high-profile gigs: roles in Sony’s upcoming Men in Black spinoff and Warner Bros’ sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep.
Deadline broke the news, reporting that Ferguson will be joining Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the next Men in Black film, which will also be starring Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, and Kumail Nanjani, and is being directed by Straight Outta Compton and Fate of the Furious helmer F. Gary Gray. There’s no word as yet on who she’ll be playing there.
As for Doctor Sleep, which will star Ewan McGregor as a grown up Danny Torrance, Ferguson will be playing the evil Rose the Hat. In Stephen King’s Shining follow-up, Rose the Hat is the head of the cult that feeds on the power emitted by those with the “shining” power, which Danny has. They get the power as the young “shiners” die… painfully. Doctor Sleep is being written and directed by Mike Flanagan, whose credits include Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil and King adaptation Gerald’s Game.
The still-untitled Men in Black spinoff will open in US cinemas on 14 May 2019 and Doctor Sleep is scheduled to open in the US on 24 January 2020.