Anya Taylor-Joy lands ‘Furiosa’ title role in ‘Mad Max’ spin-off

The role was originally played by Charlize Theron in 2015’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Actor Anya Taylor-Joy, best known for starring in M Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller “The Split” and its follow-up “Glass”, has been tapped to headline “Furiosa”, a spin-off of George Miller’s multiple Oscar winning hit “Mad Max: Fury Road“.

In the new feature, 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.

According to Deadline, the stand-alone film will reveal the origins of Furiosa, long before she teamed up with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) in “Fury Road”.

“Extraction” star Chris Hemsworth and “Watchmen” star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will also star in the upcoming project.

Miller will direct, co-write and produce with his longtime Oscar-nominated producing partner Doug Mitchell. Miller’s own Australian-based Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner will produce.

Miller penned the script with “Fury Road” co-writer Nico Lathouris.

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