Deadline brings word that “Legends” and former “Heroes” star Ali Larter is set to reprise the role of Claire Redfield for the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Larter previously played the character in Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Larter joins a cast that includes Milla Jovovich as lead protagonist Alice in addition to Wentworth Miller (who, as of late, has been menacing “The Flash” as Captain Cold) in the role of her brother, Chris Redfield. With production set to begin soon, expect more casting announcements for the film to be revealed in the coming days.
Last August, actress Milla Jovovich announced that she and her husband Paul W.S. Anderson were expecting their second child together, delaying the shooting of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Now, production is slated to begin later this month with Cape Town, South Africa being one of several locales used for the sixth and (supposed) last part in the long-runningResident Evil franchise. Paul W.S. Anderson is set to return for his fourth outing as director and writer of the Screen Gems franchise.
Currently the series is the highest-grossing franchise based on a video game, with over $915 million at the global box office across the five films. The last film to see release was Resident Evil: Retribution in 2012.