‘Mad Max’ Prequel ‘Furiosa’ Casts Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
George Miller has tapped Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to star in “Furiosa,” the prequel movie based on Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa character from 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.”Taylor-Joy will play title role, a younger version of Furiosa.
Miller had said in a May interview with The New York Times that he’d been searching for searching for an actress in her 20s to take over the role.
He said at the time he had considered using de-aging technology in order to allow Theron — who’s 44 –to play the part again, but has decided against doing so.
Taylor-Joy is 24.Miller will direct, co-write and produce “Furiosa,” along with his longtime producing partner Doug Mitchell.
The film will be produced by Miller’s own Australian-based Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner, together with “Fury Road” partner Warner Bros.
Pictures.In prepping the “Fury Road” script, Miller and co-writer
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