Just after a report surfaced claiming the new Hellboy reboot will feature the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.), the character of Alice Monaghan has been cast.
Sasha Lane, the 21-year-old actress who made her breakthrough feature film debut with last year’s American Honey, is in final negotiations to play Alice Monaghan, who in the original Mike Mignola comics was a love interest for Hellboy. Sasha Lane joins a cast that also includes Milla Jovovich as The Blood Queen and Ian McShane as Professor Broom, a character played by John Hurt in 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
In the comic books, Alice Monaghan was rescued by Hellboy from the faeries who kidnapped her, and she retains some “supernatural gifts” thanks to all the time she has spent with the faeries.
It was also recently confirmed that this project will be titled Hellboy, and not Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, as was previously reported.