Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson, prominently known for her appearance as MI6 agent Ilsa Faust, opposite Tom Cruise in the “Mission Impossible” series has got her next big feature. Rebecca Ferguson is all set to star alongside Chris Pratt in Amazon MGM Studios’ upcoming film Mercy. The film will be released in theaters worldwide as the studio has high expectations for the movie. 

All about Rebecca Ferguson’s upcoming film ‘Mercy’

Penned by Marco van Belle, the upcoming sci-fi thriller film “Mercy” is directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The project came to Amazon MGM Studios from Charles Roven, who just received his second Oscar nomination for Best Picture with Oppenheimer. Roven is producing Mercy with Atlas Entertainment SVP Robert Amidon alongside Bekmambetov’s BEL banner. Majd Nassif will also produce.

Amazon MGM Studios is gearing up for a production launch in spring 2024, aiming for a worldwide theatrical release. Following Amazon’s acquisition of MGM Studios for $8.45 billion, the joint venture is intensifying its focus on theatrical films. This film comes as MGM, renowned for franchises like James Bond, remains active in filmmaking. The film’s premise 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. 

Ferguson’s recent credit includes her reprisal role as Lady Jessica in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two. The film, starring Timothée Chalamet in the lead role, is a blockbuster hit. The film landed the biggest domestic opening of the year with $82 million while also doing $182.5 million globally.  Apart from this Ferguson’s name is attached to numerous major projects including BBC’s The White Queen, films like The Greatest Showman and the Mission: Impossible franchise, and the movie adaptation of The Girl on the Train, where she appeared opposite Emily Blunt. 

Her co-star in Mercy, Chris Pratt is a renowned name in the industry who is prominently known for his Marvel character He played Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. His other film credits include Wanted, Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty, Passengers, The Lego Movie, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The film will mark the reunion of Timur Bekmambetov and Pratt, as they both have previously collaborated for the 2008 film Wanted. Bekmambetov is known for his work primarily in the action and thriller genres. Some of his notable works include Night Watch, Day Watch, and Wanted. 

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