According to Deadline, Golden Globe nominee Tahar Rahim has officially been tapped to join the cast of Sony Pictures’ forthcoming Madame Web film, which will be led by Dakota Johnson as the titular hero. The French actor will also be joining previously announced cast members Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife), and Isabela Merced (Transformers: The Last Knight).
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Rahim is best known for his acclaimed roles in the films A Prophet and The Mauritanian, with the latter one earning him his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He starred in last year’s crime drama miniseries The Serpent. Rahim will next be seen in Ridley Scott’s next historical drama film Napoleon, and in Apple TV+’s star-studded anthology series Extrapolations.
Sony’s Madame Web will be led by Dakota Johnson as the titular Spider-Man character. Created by writer Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr. in 1980, Madame Web is a blind psychic that has become a major player in the world of Spider-Man due to her ties to “The Great Web,” a multiversal construct that ties all “Spider” characters together across the multiverse.
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Madame Web will be directed by S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) from a screenplay written by Morbius scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.