Ruby Rose to star in shark movie Meg

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Ruby Rose is set to join Jason Statham in upcoming shark movie 'Meg'.

Ruby Rose is set to star in shark movie 'Meg'.

The 'Orange Is The New Black' actress is in negotiations to join Jason Statham in the big-screen adaptation of Steve Alten's science fiction novel 'MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror', according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It tells the story of the attempts to kill a Megalodon, one of the largest and most powerful predators in history and previously believed to be extinct, which has been killing swimmers along the coast of China.

The Megalodon is the 60-foot prehistoric ancestor of the great white shark.

Jason is set to play Jonas Taylor, a deep sea diver working for the United States Navy on a top-secret dive who survives an encounter with the Megalodon and struggles to prove it is real even as it continues to claim a number of victims.

And Ruby is expected to take on the role of an engineering genius and member of the marine research team.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' actress Fan Bingbing will also star in the movie.

'Meg', dubbed "Jaws in China", will be directed by Jon Turbeltaub.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson are producing the film which is a co-production between Warner Bros and China-based Gravity.

This is Jason's first leading role in some time; he has most recently worked on ensemble projects including the 'Expendables' and 'Fast & Furious' franchises and co-starred with Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law in 'Spy'.

Ruby's recent movies include 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage,' 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,' and 'John Wick 2'.

'Meg' will be released on March 2, 2018.

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