Michelle Yeoh to Star Opposite Vin Diesel

French news sites are reporting that Michelle Yeoh may be starring alongside Vin Diesel and Vincent Cassel in the upcoming action film Babylon A.D., directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. Inspired by the futuristic French novel "Babylon Babies", the tale is set in the near future where genetic manipulation occurs.

Diesel will play a hard-boiled leatherneck veteran mercenary named Toorop who is hired by a mysterious source to escort a young woman, Marie, from Russia to Canada. The woman is carrying genetically modified embryo which an American cult hopes to use in producing a genetically modified Messiah. ??

French sites said Michelle’s role is going to be "Sister Helen". Production on Babylon A.D. is set to commence this November in Prague, the picturesque capital of the Czech Republic. Some shooting may also take place in Canada. The film is set to release in 2007 by 20th Century Fox.

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