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The career of The White Queen star Rebecca Ferguson continues to blast off—this time seeing her star in space thriller Life alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds.

She plays one of a six-person crew who make a groundbreaking discovery aboard the International Space Station: the first evidence of life on Mars. But as the crew begins to study the sample, it quickly becomes clear the harmless-looking life form in a petri dish isn’t so harmless after all.

Ryan Reynolds’s role as wise-cracking Jack Harrison was announced soon after Rebecca’s casting, followed by Jake Gyllenhaal as crew member John McKay. Rounding out the crew are Hiroyuki Sanada (Lost, 47 Ronin), Olga Dihovichnaya (House of Others) and Ariyon Bakare (Doctor Who).

The big names don’t end there though. Life sees Ryan team up again with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa and boasts a screenplay from Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Don’t expect a barrel of laughs, however. From the looks of the trailer released yesterday (October 30), Life is going to be about as terrifying as Gravity crossed with Alien:

It’s hard to gather much about Rebecca’s character from this, but something tells us it’s key—though that might be us hankering after another Ripley.

Life opens in theaters on Memorial Day (May 29) 2017.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.