Courtney B. Vance Cast In The Mummy

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Following his standout performance as Johnnie Cochran in FX'S The People vs. OJ Simpson, Courtney B. Vance has landed a role in Universal's latest reboot of The Mummy.

Deadline broke the news, didn't give any further details.

The 56-year-old actor, also known for his roles in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Hunt for Red October, joins a cast that includes Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson.

Alex Kurtzman is on board to direct and Jon Spaihts is writing the script.

The Mummy will lumber into theaters June 9, 2017.