Variety reports that Emily Blunt is in talks to join Tom Cruise in director Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill. The film is an adaptation of the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka which is described as follows:
There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again… When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the B*tch of War. Is the B*tch the key to Keiji’s escape, or to his final death?
Blunt will play another soldier who fights alongside Cruise.
Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally and Jason Hoffs are producing through 3 Arts Entertainment. Dante Harper wrote the script with Joby Harold.