Ex Machina actress in talks for Assassin's Creed and a Bourne sequel

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Jun 25, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT (Updated)

Since her performance as the female A.I., Ava, in director Alex Garland's Ex Machina has earned her rave reviews, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is more in demand than ever before.

Deadline reports that Vikander is currently in talks for not one, but two big Hollywood movie franchises: an upcoming (and as-yet-untitled) Bourne sequel and Michael Fassbender's big-screen adaptation of Ubisoft's hit videogame series Assassin's Creed. The site claims that there's work still to be done in order to get those two movie schedules sorted out, so that Vikander may star in both blockbusters, but that means that she'll most likely drop out of the Tom Hanks starrer The Circle.

Assassin's Creed is a New Regency live-action adaptation of the hugely popular videogame franchise, set to be helmed by Justin Kurzel and starring actor Michael Fassbender. There's no news concerning which role Vikander could play. The movie has a release date of Dec. 21, 2016. It'll also star Oscar winner Marion Cotillard in an undisclosed role. The Bourne sequel, starring Matt Damon as the titular character and directed by Paul Greengrass, is set to open five months earlier, on July 29, 2016. If Alicia Vikander signs on the dotted line for both action-packed movies, it means she'll have to shoot them back to back.

Fresh off her terrific performance in Ex Machina alongside Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac (both off doing their thing in a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Alicia Vikander will next be seen starring alongside Man of Steel's Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer in director Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E., opening in movie theaters on Aug. 14.

(via Deadline)