Venom: Michelle Williams Stars Opposite Tom Hardy

Michelle Williams stars opposite Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie, to be directed by Ruben Fleischer.

Williams plays district attorney and possibly Hardy’s love interest. Sony had no comment on the casting.

Sony and Fleischer had been meeting with multiple actresses for the part for the past month, with production beginning next month. Sony recently released the trailer for Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” which is generating Oscar buzz for Williams.

“Venom” will play no part in the Spider-Man universe, and that the film will stand on its own.

Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) will write the script for “Venom,” with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal. Palak Patel and Eric Fineman are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.

“Venom” is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.