Milla Jovovich
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Fresh on the heels of the announcement that Ian McShane from American Gods has been cast as Professor Bruttenholm in the Hellboy reboot, Deadline is reporting that Milla Jovovich in in the final stages of being cast as well.

The 41-year-old is set to play Nimue the Blood Queen and will be the antagonist to David Harbour’s Hellboy in the movie, said to be titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. In the meantime, screenwriters Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden are still working on a script with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Mila Jovovich is best known for her role as Leeloo in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element and Alice in the Resident Evil movies, a franchise that has spawned an amazing six films, so this is well within her wheelhouse.  I can only hope she gets the chance to kick as much ass in Hellboy as she did in her previous work.

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