DJ/Model/Actress Ruby Rose has been busy, between appearing in Orange Is the New Black, filming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and xXx: Return of Xander Cage and preparing for her role in John Whick: Chapter Two. Now, she’s added another upcoming role to her list. Rose has signed on to co-star in the giant shark film Meg. She is set to play the character Jaxx, “a kick-ass engineering genius and member of the marine research team.”
Rose will co-star alongside Jason Statham, Fan Bingbing, and Jessica McNamee. Jon Turteltaub will be directing the film written by Belle Avery, based on the 1997 novel by Steve Allen featuring a Megalodon (prehistoric shark).
Meg follows an international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, which comes under attack by an unkown danger. With its deep-sea submersible disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, they need rescue. A former naval captain and expert deep-sea diver, played by Statham, is recruited for a likely suicide mission – even though he faced the predator years before and was forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew.
Meg, a co-production of Warner Bros. and Gravity Pictures, is scheduled to debut in theaters on March 2, 2018.
If you’re curious about the “Meg” in the film, you should know that they were very real. In fact, Megalodons, that lived up 2.6 million years ago and reached a massive 60 feet, make today’s great whites look like guppies. No one knows why they went extinct, though some believe they still lurk deep in the ocean and others believe that they evolved into modern day sharks. It’s not uncommon for fossilized Megalodon teeth to be found throughout the world.