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Emma Dumont To Star In ‘Razor’ Comic Film Adaption From Rob Cohen

Emma will be starring in the comic film adaption of “Razor”. Congratulations Emma!

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Dumont, who stars in Fox’s X-Men based series, The Gifted, has been tapped as the eponymous lead in Razor, a film from director Rob Cohen, which he adapted from the comic book series of the name by Everett Hartsoe. The Crow producer Jeff Most will produce Razor with Grant Cramer (Lone Survivor), Anna Wang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2), Christopher Milburn (Hunter’s Prayer), and Philip Lee (The Dark Knight).

Dumont will star as Nicole Mitchell, a young woman who, as a ten-year-old, witnesses her cop father’s murder by a gang of upwardly mobile crime figures who seek to thwart his investigation into their nefarious activities. The trauma lands her in a sanitarium for a decade in which time she develops a complex plan of revenge on the murderers.

In the comics, Nicole, in an effort to rid the evil in Chinatown, becomes the superheroine Razor, characterized by her suit which is equipped with razors on her arms.

This project has franchise potential written all over it. Furthermore, Cohen is best known for creating and directing the debut films for The Fast and the Furious and the XXX franchises.

“Emma is a renaissance woman,” said director Cohen. “She’s a wonderful actress, a professional ballet dancer, and is currently getting her degree in Robotics Engineering. I have her training in Krav Maga and, believe me, there is nothing she can’t do.”

Most added, “Emma was born to play Razor. She is the embodiment of Everette Hartsoe’s comic character come to life. Emma naturally exudes the inner strength, acumen, athleticism, vulnerability, likability and street-wise intelligence that are the hallmarks of “Razor”. I couldn’t be more excited about finding the right actress in Emma to bring the character of Razor to life.”

Movie View International, Big Fish, Head Gear, and Truth Fair Investment are backing the project.

Dumont will return as Lorna Dane aka Polaris when season 2 of The Gifted debuts in the fall. The actress made her film debut in director Craig Johnson’s True Adolescents, alongside Melissa Leo and Mark Duplass, and appeared in the 2012 indie Nobody Walks opposite Dylan McDermott and John Krasinski.

Dumont is repped by APA, Untitled Entertainment, and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal.

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“The Gifted” Renewed For Season 2 By Fox

Wonderful news! “The Gifted” has officially been renewed for a second season! Congratulations to Emma and the rest of the cast and crew!

Ahead of its upcoming Season 1 finale, Fox has renewed The Gifted, its family adventure series set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, for a second season. The announcement was made during Fox’s portion of the winter TCA press tour.

The renewal was fully expected. Because The Gifted is designed for limited runs, there was no rush to give the series an early pickup. Still, after talk started about a pending Disney-Fox deal that includes The Gifted producer 20th Century Fox TV, some wondered whether the Marvel property will remain on the Fox broadcast network. But with the acquisition not projected to close for at least a year, FBC appears the only option for the show for next fall.

The Gifted has been a solid ratings performer for the network. Ranking as the No. 3 new drama of the 2017-2018 season, The Gifted is averaging a 2.0/7 in Live + 7, and is up 18% over the year-ago time period. The series averages 8.3 million Total Viewers across platforms, representing a +146% lift from its Live + Same Day delivery. It joins fellow new sci-fi Fox drama The Orville, which also has been renewed for a second season.

The Gifted will wrap its freshman season with a two-hour finale on Monday, January 15 at 8 PM. In it, Dr. Campbell (guest star Garret Dillahunt) attends the Humanity Today summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, while some of the team at Mutant HQ go on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. Then, the Mutant HQ comes under attack. With everything to lose, alliances shift and relationships are put to the test.

The series from writer Matt Nix focuses on a suburban couple (Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker) whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White also star.

The Gifted is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television.

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