Ariane Labed joins Assassin's Creed movie cast

Work on the movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed is still trundling along nicely, with a new actress believed to have signed up for a role.

Ariane Labed

Ariane Labed

Greek-born French actress Ariane Labed is now attached to the film, filling the part originally planned for Ex Machina actress Alicia Vikander. Unfortunately at this point, we don’t know what that role actually is, or how it fits into the story.

…the story itself is a well-kept secret, with IMDb offering the briefest of insights:

Desmond Miles is abducted by a company called “Abstergo Industries” to explore the mind of his ancestor, Alta├»r Ibn La’Ahad, in order to recover a sacred artifact.

Deadline reports that Labed – described as “one of Europe’s most exciting and versatile actresses” – has already won a number of awards across her acting career, but Assassin’s Creed will be the highest-profile project she’s taken on.

Reportedly, Vikander could not make the dates work – she’s already signed up to work on the next Jason Bourne movie at the same time as Assassin’s Creed will be in production. Specifically, that could be any time from a couple of months from now – actor Michael Fassbender has confirmed that filming will start in September.

With Labed joining Fassbender and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard on the Ubisoft film – and with Justin Kurzel in the director’s chair – Assassin’s Creed should be pretty great when it gets here on December 21, 2016.

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