Cruise was said to be in talks for the role, and now that is confirmed. The film will face off against Lionsgate/Summit’s The Divergent Series: Ascendant and Paramount’s World War Z 2 on the June 9, 2017 date. Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) co-stars. Alex Kurtzman directs and produces. Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious series, Wanted) and Sean Daniel (The Mummy trilogy, The Best Man series) also produce. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) wrote the screenplay, and Bobby Cohen executive produces.
With Tom Cruise officially signed on to The Mummy, Universal has pushed the release to June 9, 2017, from its initial March 24, 2017 date.