- Title: Tom Cruise brings "The Mummy" to Hollywood
- Date: 22nd May 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 20, 2017) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** TOM CRUISE BEING INTRODUCED VARIOUS OF CRUISE WALKING TO STAGE, GREETING CROWD CAST OF "THE MUMMY" POSING FOR PHOTOS UNVEILING OF GIANT SARCOPHAGUS (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOM CRUISE SAYING: "I was very excited to have the opportunity to be part of this, to make it modern for this time, and it was something that, it's got, it's very intense. It's got a lot of adventure in the film. Also it's very funny. We're really playing with a lot of tones. It was very exciting to be part of this." (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOFIA BOUTELLA SAYING: "Boris Karloff playing those role, those iconic roles in playing the mummy, went down in the history of movie making and I now playing this role over 80 years after the original is, it's quite an honor. It didn't come without any sort of pressure, but I put my heart and soul into it, and it's an honor that Universal and Alex Kurtzman gave me those, that opportunity. So it's a true honor." CRUISE POSING FOR PHOTOS SOFIA BOUTELLA WITH CROWD GIANT SARCOPHAGUS
- Embargoed: 5th June 2017 20:12
- Keywords: Hollywood sarcophagus Sofia Boutella film Tom Cruise Mummy
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016HX9WZX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Tom Cruise hit Hollywood on Saturday (May 20), unveiling a giant sarcophagus as part of a promotion for his upcoming film, "The Mummy." The action star pressed a button, revealing a 75-foot, 7-ton statue at Los Angeles' Hollywood and Highland shopping center.
In the film, Cruise fights to save the world from an ancient princess, played by Sofia Boutella, who is awakened in modern day and seeks revenge on mankind.
Cruise, along with Boutella, both spoke about the history of "The Mummy" franchise, which stretches back to the 1932 original film starring Boris Karloff.
The latest "Mummy" opens in U.S. theaters on June 9.
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