"The Lobster" star Ariane Labed has landed the role in "Assassin's Creed" opposite Michael Fassbender that was once earmarked for Alicia Vikander, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
New Regency and Ubisoft are behind the film, which is slated to start production this fall in advance of its Dec. 21, 2016 release.
The plot, at least in the Ubisoft video game on which the movie is based, follows Desmond Miles, a bartender descended from families of prominent assassins, whose story bounces between medieval and modern settings as he fights the Knights Templar.
Fassbender is producing with Frank Marshall, Arnon Milchan, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Conor McCaughan and Pat Crowley, and the film is being co-financed by RatPac and Alpha Pictures. Bill Collage and Adam Cooper wrote the script with Michael Lesslie.
Labed was most recently seen in Cannes hit "The Lobster" with Jason Clarke and Lea Seydoux. She is represented by Agence Adequat in France and Independent Talent Group.