Emma Dumont tapped to star in upcoming superhero animated series 'Razor'

The story of Razor is adapted from the comic book series of the same name, by Everett Hartsoe and follows the story of Nicole Mitchell - a youngster turned superhero.


                            Emma Dumont tapped to star in upcoming superhero animated series 'Razor'
Emma Dumont (Source: Getty Images)

"The Gifted" isn't going to be the only superhero-series credits to Emma Dumont's name as she has been assigned to play the role of the lead character in Razor - an upcoming movie from director, Rob Cohen.

The character is said to be adapted from the comic book series of the same name, by Everett Hartsoe. It follows the character of Nicole Mitchell - a young girl who at the tender age of 10, had to see her cop father get murdered after he sought out to track down mobile crime lords. This traumatizes Nicole so bad, she lands up in a sanitarium for a revenge, and thus spurs her complex plan to avenge her father's death.

In due course of the story, Nicole - in her attempt to rid the evil in Chinatown - turns into a superhero called Razor. Her name is characterized by her suit which comes equipped with razors on the arms.

Jeff Most - producer of The Crow - will produce Razor. He will be joined by Grant Cramer (Lone Survivor)Anna Wang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2), Christopher Milburn (Hunter’s Prayer), and Philip Lee (The Dark Knight). Fans and followers believe the upcoming show has major potential written all over it, especially since Cohen is also quite known for his work in the debut films of "The Fast and the Furious" and the XXX franchises - which he had both created and directed.

“Emma is a renaissance woman,” said director Cohen to Deadline. “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.”

Emma Dumont attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

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.”

The project is also being backed by Movie View International, Big Fish, Head Gear, and Truth Fair Investment. 

As for the Fox’s X-Men based series' star,  she is set to reprise her role as Lorna Dane aka Polaris in the upcoming second season of "The Gifted", which is set to debut in the fall. Dumont's film career debut happened with director Craig Johnson’s "True Adolescents". She had starred next to Melissa Leo and Mark Duplass. Later in 2012, she had appeared in the indie project "Nobody Walks" starring opposite Dylan McDermott and John Krasinski.