Millennium Media announced today that British actress Hannah John-Kamen has landed the title role in the Joey Soloway-directed Red Sonja.
Hannah John-Kamen has garnered international critical acclaim for her work across television, film and stage, working with some of the most prolific and respected names in the industry.
She recently wrapped production on Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City and has starred in the Netflix Original series The Stranger, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Joey Soloway (Transparent) has also written the screenplay with Tasha Huo (Netflix’s Tomb Raider).
Red Sonja is based on the sword and sorcery comic book of the same name by Dynamite Entertainment. The heroine was created by Robert E Howard and adapted by Roy Thomas.
“Hannah is a very talented actress who we’ve been following for years and she IS Red Sonja. Her range, sensibilities and strength are all qualities we have been looking for and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this journey together,” said Joey Soloway.
Jeffrey Greenstein, President of Millennium Media, continued, “Hannah’s talent and take for Red Sonja, combined with Joey’s vision for the film is the perfect pairing to bring this reboot to life.”
Producers on behalf of Millennium Media include Yariv Lerner, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Les Weldon, Joe Gatta, and Tanner Mobley.
Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, and Trevor Short from Millennium Media are Executive Producers. Luke Lieberman on behalf of Red Sonja LLC, Nick Barrucci on behalf of Dynamite Entertainment, and Dorothy Canton are also Executive Producers.