Sope Aluko Cast In ‘Venom’

Nigerian-born actress Sope Aluko has secured a role in Sony’s Venom standalone, directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Tom Hardy as the titular supervillain. Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott also co-star in the pic, written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Not much about the plot is known other then it will be Spider-Man-centric, but won’t be related to the Spider-Man cinematic universe. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal are producing, with executive producers David Householter and Stan Lee. The movie is slated to bow in theaters October 5. Sope, who appeared in Disney’s Black Panther, and can next be seen in The Best of Enemies starring Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson, is repped by Zero Gravity Management, Brady, Brannon & Rich Talent (BBR) and People Store.