Popular model/actress Ruby Rose of ‘Orange is the New Black’ has been added to the cast of the final film of the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise along with four others. Today Screen Gems announced that along with Rose, Shawn Roberts , Iain Glen , Eoin Macken and William Levy have joined ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, which has already begun filming in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Milla Jovovich is returning to her role as Alice, the star of the franchise. Ali Larter (Heroes) will return as Claire Redfield. Iain Glen will once again play Dr. Alexander. Shawn Roberts will also return to his character, Albert Wesker. Ruby Rose will play Abigail, Eoin Macken will play “Doc” and Cuban-American actor William Levy, voted one of People’s 50 most beautiful people, has been cast as Christian. Japanese model Rola will play Cobalt. The role of Michael will be played by Fraser James.
‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ will pick up where ‘Retribution’ ended. In the sequel, the human race is barely hanging on after hordes of the undead have over run the world, thanks to the Umbrella Corporation. Alice must return to Raccoon City where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering forces for the final attack on the remaining survivors of humanity. Alice has lost her super human abilities and must rely on her team to help her fight the most difficult battle yet and save what’s left of humanity.
It will be a while before we see the film, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ is set to be released via Screen Gems and Sony Pictures in January of 2017.