Felicity Jones, who is getting awards season buzz for her performance in The Theory of Everything, is in early talks to star in Sony Pictures' Inferno. The project is the third adaptation of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon novels, following The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels & Demons (2009). Tom Hanks is reprising his role as Robert Langdon in this adaptation.

This story follows Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, having no idea how he got there. He works with a local doctor, Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) to recover his memory and stop a nefarious plot to unleash a global plague, which is connected to Dante Alighieri's classic 14th Century poem Inferno. Dan Brown's original novel was published in May 2013.

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Ron Howard is directing from an adapted screenplay by David Koepp, with the director also producing alongside his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer. It isn't known when production will begin at this time, but it will likely come sometime after Tom Hanks wraps on the Untitled Cold War Thriller, which is currently in production. Felicity Jones also starred in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earlier this year, and she will next be seen in A Monster Calls.