News: Michelle Williams Cast As Female Lead In Venom Opposite Tom Hardy

Michelle Williams is reportedly in negotiations to star opposite Tom Hardy in Sony's upcoming comic book film Venom. First reported by Variety, she would be joining the already cast Hardy and Riz Ahmed. Ahmed is expected to be portraying the main villain Cletus Cassidy, a serial killer who ends up becoming the arch nemesis Carnage. Williams would play a district attorney and a possible love interest for Hardy. It is believed that the character may be Anne Weying, who was Eddie Brock's (Venom) wife in the comics and eventually came into contact with the symbiote to become She-Venom.
Williams would be a huge addition to the cast, who has been a constant presence during awards season. Some of her credits include her recent Oscar nominated performance in Manchester by the Sea, Wonderstruck, The Greatest Showman on Earth, and the upcoming film All the Money in the World. Venom is being written by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower), it will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, and is being produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, Palak Patel, and Eric Fineman. Sony has said that this will be a standalone film and will not play a part in the Spider-Man universe.