Actor Anya Taylor-Joy, who is famous for starring in M Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller ‘The Split’ and its follow-up ‘Glass’, has been cast in the title role of ‘Furiosa’, a spin-off of George Miller’s multiple Oscar-winning hit ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’.

‘Furiosa’, which is in advance development with Warner Bros, will also feature actors Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Taylor-Joy will play the title role of the renegade, originally played by Charlize Theron in 2015’s ‘Fury Road’, which was set in a post-Apocalyptic era where resources like water and oil are extremely scarce and precious.

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The upcoming standalone film will reveal the origins of Furiosa, long before she teamed up with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) in ‘Fury Road’.

Miller will direct, co-write and produce with his longtime Oscar-nominated producing partner Doug Mitchell.

Taylor-Joy is an American-born Argentinian-British actor, who most recently played Emma Woodhouse in the 2020 adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma.’.