The highly awaited The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, and Sofia Boutella, was released to mixed reviews on June 9, 2017. Wallis portrays an archaeologist, Jenny Halsey, opposite Cruise’s Nick Morton.
What critics think of The Mummy
The movie has received a 17% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and scored 5.7 out of 10 on IMDb.
Owen Gleiberman from Variety called The Mummy "a monster reboot that's too busy to be much fun", while The New York Times' A.O. Scott put it like this, "It will be argued that this one was made not for the critics but for the fans." David Sims over at The Atlantic found the reboot to be "an utter bore."
Annabelle Wallis' The Mummy journey
She signed on for the role in March 2016 and finished filming in November. On her new film, she said in an interview, “I think people are going to be very surprised...it’s an age old story that we all grew up with, there have been remakes of it and it’s reimagining of it in a very contemporary, cool, modern, exciting, brave way and it’s got exceptional people in it.”
On Twitter, Wallis teased a pic of herself with co-stars Cruise, Jake Johnson, and Courtney Vance from the set of the movie on July 29, 2016, with the caption, “...we are so excited to be here!”
Annabelle Wallis' previous movies
A month before The Mummy released, in May, Wallis was also seen in the Australian-American adventure film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, as Maid Maggie. The movie stars Charlie Hunnam and Astrid Berges-Frisbey among others.
Wallis’ previous movie credits include the Italian American thriller, Mine, and the British-American comedy, Grimsby, both of which she appeared in 2016. That year, she also starred opposite her close friend, actor Aaron Paul, in the romance drama, Come and Find Me. Wallis is known for her role in the supernatural horror film, Annabelle.