'Wonderstruck ' Photocall - The 70th Annual Cannes Film FestivalSony's upcoming "Venom" standalone flick may have found its female lead, with Michelle Williams reportedly in talks for the secretive role.

Variety has the scoop that Williams is currently negotiating to join the flick, which stars Tom Hardy as the titular villain from the "Spider-Man" universe. According to the trade, there's no concrete details yet on her character, though she's rumored to be playing "a district attorney and possibly Hardy's love interest."

Sony declined to comment on Variety's report, though the studio already has a connection to Williams, who stars in its upcoming release from director Ridley Scott, "All the Money in the World." While Williams tends to favor smaller, arthouse flicks that garner awards attention (she's a Golden Globe winner and four-time Oscar nominee, who's also expected to earn some buzz for "All the Money"), this "Venom" flick isn't expected to be typical superhero fare, either: Sony has already said that it would not be connected at all to the current "Spider-Man" (a.k.a. Marvel) cinematic universe.

So far, Riz Ahmed ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story") is the only other star officially attached to "Venom." Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland") is directing the spinoff, which is set to begin production next month.

"Venom" is expected to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.

[via: Variety]