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Annabelle Wallis Joins Chris Pratt and Rebecca Ferguson in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Mercy’ for Amazon MGM Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

Annabelle Wallis (“Peaky Blinders,” “Malignant”) is set to join Amazon MGM Studios’ upcoming sci-fi thriller “Mercy,” starring opposite Chris Pratt and Rebecca Ferguson.

The movie, directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) from a script penned by penned by Marco van Belle (“Arthur & Merlin”) is set in the near future “when capital crime has increased.” It “follows a detective (Pratt) who is accused of a violent crime and forced to prove his innocence.” Details of Wallis’ role are being kept under wraps.

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Wallis is well known for her role on the critically acclaimed BBC/Netflix series “Peaky Blinders.” She most recently starred in James Wan’s “Malignant” for New Line/Warner Bros, in addition to “Silent Night” opposite Keira Knightley. Her credits also include Universal’s “The Mummy” opposite Tom Cruise, “Annabelle,” “King Arthur,” “Come and Find Me,” “Tag” and “The Brothers Grimsby”; plus she starred in Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice” and the independent film “The Silencing.” Next up, Wallis can be seen in Floria Sigismondi’s “The Silence of Mercy” opposite Raffey Cassidy and Renato De Maria’s “Vanished Into the Night,” which will stream on Netflix.

“Mercy” is targeting a spring production start, ahead of a planned worldwide theatrical release on Aug. 15, 2025.

The project came to Amazon MGM Studios from film producer Charles Roven, who won his first Academy Award for best picture earlier this month with “Oppenheimer.” (He was previously nominated for producing “American Hustle.”) Roven is producing “Mercy” with Atlas Entertainment SVP Robert Amidon alongside Bekmambetov’s BEL banner and Majd Nassif.

Wallis is represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and United Artists.

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