Talulah Riley and Alex Hernandez are in talks to join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot for Sony Pictures, TheWrap says.
Riley is in talks for the role of Gina, Bloodshot’s wife, with Hernandez in talks for the role of Tibbs, a member of the scientist’s team responsible for Bloodshot’s technology.
Riley currently appears on “Westworld,” and Hernandez is pictured above left in the TV series “Unreal”.
The studio will start principal photography in July on the first film to feature Diesel’s in a live-action superhero role. Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen and Sam Heughan also star.
Dave Wilson, who is Deadpool director Tim Miller’s partner at Blur Studios, is attached to direct.
“Bloodshot” is about a mortally wounded soldier resurrected with cutting-edge nanotechnology and tasked with rounding up super-powered outcasts known as “harbingers.” “Bloodshot” was created for Valiant Comics by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton in 1992.
“Bloodshot” ran for 110 issues with more than 7.5 million copies sold. Valiant’s bench of more than 2,000 superhero characters (with sales of more than 81 million copies) makes it the third-largest library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC — and the only one not owned by a major conglomerate.