It’s been a while since we’ve seen Milla Jovovich in her fan-favorite role of Leeloo in The Fifth Element. And then there’s Resident Evil‘s Alice, who Jovovich presumably left behind with 2016’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But now she’s joined a new science fiction action thriller with a lot of promise. Jovovich is joining two Oscar winners for the post-apocalyptic film Breathe.
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Milla Jovoich will be starring in Breathe alongside Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Common (John Wick: Chapter 2). While he apparently has not fully committed yet, Sam Worthington (Avatar) is in talks to become part of the cast. Breathe‘s screenplay was written by Doug Simon (Brotherhood) and will be directed by the award-winning Stefon Bristol who made a big splash with his 2019 Netflix original See You Yesterday.
As the name suggests, Breathe is set in a post-apocalyptic version of Earth where oxygen is in short supply. Most survivors live underground and can only visit topside by wearing special oxygen suits. When the movie begins, Maya (Hudson) believes her husband Darius (Common) is dead. But a “mysterious couple” eventually arrives claiming things didn’t go as Maya and her daughter Zora (Wallis) believe. THR doesn’t name Milla Jovovich’s role, but considering Worthington’s possible addition to the film, it seems likely she’s one half of the aforementioned “mysterious couple.”
Soon, Paul W.S. Anderson will be helming an adaptation of a George R.R. Martin story with his wife in a starring role. Milla Jovovich will appear with Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) in In the Lost Lands. Jovovich plays the sorceress Gray Alys while Bautista plays a “drifter” named Boyce. Together they must fight men and demons at the behest of a love-hungry queen.
According to Variety, Milla Jovovich has also been attached to the action thriller Hummingbird for the past 4 years, but it feels like a “don’t hold your breath” situation. Jovovich was tapped once Munn dropped out. Back in 2018 when Jovovich’s casting was announced, Variety reported production was scheduled to begin that summer, but IMDb still lists the project as in pre-production.