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.
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.’.