Michelle Williams in Talks to Star in Sony's Venom Movie

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According to Variety, Williams is playing a district attorney and potential love interest to Hardy's Brock.

WIth that being said, I could see material from Marvel's Venom: Space Knight working out as well, though I don't trust that Sony will be rocketing the character into the far reaches of the galaxy just yet.

Deadline reports that Williams is in talks to join Sony's Venom starring Tom Hardy as the iconic Spider-Man villain. Back in March, our friends at Collider revealed that the studio and Marvel had reached an agreement to launch a new Marvel Universe that "will not be connected to the MCU" in any shape or form. Details about her role are still top secret.

As previously reported, Venom is completely separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and won't feature Tom Holland's Spider-Man. Set to pen the script for the film are Scott Rosenberg (JUMANJI) and Jeff Pinkner (THE DARK TOWER), with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing alongside Amy Pascal.

Venom is reportedly meant to be an R-rated, sci-fi and horror take on the comic book villain.

The project is one of Sony's top priorities and the studio has set an October 5, 2018, release date.

In recent years, Williams has focused more on prestige pics.

She tends to eschew big-budget, visual effects-heavy fare but did co-star with Rachel Weisz and James Franco in Disney's Wizard of Oz prequel Oz the Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi.

Her upcoming films include Todd Haynes' "Wonderstruck", Fox's musical "The Greatest Showman on Earth", and Scott's "All the Money in the World", all of which could figure in the awards season conversation.

She is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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