Cape Town – Pearl Thusi has bagged a lead role the fifth installment of the Scorpion King franchise.
The Quantico actress will star alongside Zach McGowan in Scorpion King: The Book of Souls.
The original production from Universal 1440 Entertainment which is directed by Don Michael Paul (Tremors 6, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy) began shooting in Cape Town earlier this month.
According to the official synopsis the Scorpion King (McGowan) teams up with a female warrior named Tala, who is the sister of The Nubian King. Together they search for a legendary relic known as The Book of Souls, which will allow them to put an end to an evil warlord.
Thusi will play the princess warrior and shared the news of her upcoming film on Instagram.
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Other cast members include: Katy Saunders (Law and Order), Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road), Mayling Ng (Wonder Woman), Peter Mensah (Spartacus) and fellow South African Brandon Auret (District 9).
The cast have been hard at work prepping for their roles which includes some horse riding training. And in their downtime they have been exploring Cape Town.
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The film will be released on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital, On Demand and Streaming in late 2018.