'Venom' Eying 'Veep' Star Reid Scott for Mystery Role

The Dan Egan of the HBO comedy series is in talks to join Tom Hardy in the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off.

AceShowbiz - One more actor is joining the cast of Sony's upcoming movie "Venom (2018)". Variety has reported that Reid Scott, who is known for his role as Deputy Director of Communications Dan Egan on HBO's comedy series "Veep", is in talks to star opposite Tom Hardy in the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off.

Details about Scott's role are still kept under wraps, but the reporter of the site, Justin Kroll, did confirm that the actor wouldn't be playing Carnage. Responding to a fan asking about who Scott would be playing in the film, the reporter said it's "a doctor in the lab where I assume the Symbiote is being held."

Kroll followed up the Monday, October 16 post with, "I have since learned Riz [Riz Ahmed] owns the lab and is described as an Elon Musk type."

In "Venom", Scott will also star along with Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate. The 37-year-old pixie-haired actress has been eyed to play a district attorney who possibly becomes a love interest to Hardy's Eddie Brock, while the "Gifted" actress is set to portray a scientist, though details about the character are still kept under wraps.

The film is set for an October 5, 2018 release in theaters across the nation by Sony. The studio has made it clear that Spider-Man will not be in the Venom solo film, but "has left the door open for Venom to possibly appear in other 'Spider-Man'-related movies."

Serving behind the lens will be Ruben Fleischer, who is best known as the director of 2009's critically-acclaimed and financially-successful "Zombieland", his first feature film. Production is set to begin this fall.

Fleischer will direct the film from a script provided by Scott Rosenberg ("Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle") and Jeff Pinker ("The Dark Tower"). It was previously reported that the studio had hired Kelly Marcel ("Fifty Shades of Grey") to pen the "latest draft of script."

Aside from "Veep", Scott most recently appeared in Open Road's rom-com "Home Again", in which he starred opposite Reese Witherspoon. The 39-year-old actor can next be seen in "Under the Eiffel Tower". He also has a recurring role on NBC's "Great News".

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