As was previously rumored, Universal is tearing down the white gauze patriarchy with a female mummy. THR is reporting that the studio has started talks with Kingsman's Sofia Boutella to make entombed social progress in the title role of their modern-day reboot of the Mummy franchise. Tom Cruise is already in negotiations to star as the non-mummified lead.
It's also noted that Boutella is "a classically trained dancer who is known for hip hop and break-dancing." Which is to say, if this mummy doesn't pull some sick b-boy moves, everyone at Universal needs to be fired.