Warner Bros. has consummated a long flirtation with Emily Blunt (The Wolfman, Five Year Engagement, Looper), as the studio is in talks to pair her with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman‘s sci-fier All You Need is Kill, reports Variety.
Based on the graphic novel, the original story is in the vein of Groundhog Day, with a twist: “A soldier in a war against aliens finds himself reliving his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier.” Blunt plays another soldier who fights alongside Cruise.
Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally and Jason Hoffs are producing through 3 Arts Entertainment. Dante Harper penned the script with Joby Harold, who’s doing a rewrite and acting as exec producer.
Blunt is pictured below.