Eddie Redmayne in Talks to Join Lana and Andy Wachowski’s JUPITER ASCENDING

     December 17, 2012

eddie-redmayne-jupiter-ascending

Though he ultimately didn’t land the Harry Osborn role in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it appears that burgeoning newcomer Eddie Redmayne  will be just fine.  The actor was in the running for the pivotal role in the Spider-Man sequel that eventually went to Dane DeHaan, but now the Les Miserables star has landed an equally (if not more) exciting role: a part opposite Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in writers/directors Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski’s sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending.  Hit the jump for more.

Per Variety, Redmayne is in negotiations to join the cast of the Warner Bros. sci-fi pic.  The story “is set in a time where humans are at the bottom of the evolutionary ladder and follows a woman who has been targeted for assassination by the queen of the universe.”  It’s pretty out there stuff, but with the Wachowski siblings nothing is ever straightforward.  Details regarding Redmayne’s role are under wraps, but if the ambition on display in Cloud Atlas is any indication, we’re in for something special with Jupiter Ascending.

The London-born Redmayne has been coming into the spotlight as of late, since his co-starring turn in last year’s My Week with Marilyn.  He stars opposite Amanda Seyfried in the upcoming musical adaptation Les Miserables, and has become a regular on the frequent shortlists of young actors that are being eyed for high profile roles (including Guardians of the Galaxy).  Production on Jupiter Ascending is scheduled to get underway in February of next year, and I can’t wait to see what Lana and Andy have up their sleeves.

eddie-redmayne-jupiter-ascending

Around The Web

Latest News

Friday Box Office: SAN ANDREAS Opens in First; ALOHA Gets Buried

Disaster pic ‘San Andreas’ claims first place on Friday with $18.2 million. And while not yet a disaster, Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’ looks a little shaky on opening day.

Kyle Newman Talks STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, CHEWIE and Taylor Swift

He discusses why he likes the prequel films more than most and why the upcoming anthology films shouldn't try to be "cooler than a Star Wars film."

Oscar Beat: Cannes 2015 Offers a Preview of Awards Race to Come

Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara are just a couple of the potential 2016 Oscar nominees that got a swell showcase at the film festival. The McConaissance, however, is taking a year off.

Enter Our Giveaway and Win Free JURASSIC WORLD Toys

Raptor claws are within your grasp!

TOP 5: SAN ANDREAS, Rick Baker Retiring, POINT BLANK Remake Trailer

The latest on the 'It' remake, a batch of original features, and a reminder to watch 'Jack Reacher' also hold a place in this week's Top 5.

THE SHINING and GRAND BUDAPEST Mash up Perfectly in “The Grand Overlook Hotel”

Who knew Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick framed their shots so similarly?

Channing Tatum to Produce, Possibly Star in Former Lifetime Movie TWO KISSES FOR MADDY

The tear-jerker memoir revolves around a single father raising his daughter.

Watch: Four JURASSIC WORLD Journals Featuring Chris Pratt Being Chris Pratt

Pratt certainly steals the spotlight, but all four videos have loads of behind-the-scenes footage well worth checking out.

Disney Pulls the Plug on TRON 3

Disney has decided not to move forward on the 'Tron' sequel from director Joseph Kosinski.

ANT-MAN: Evangeline Lilly Announces Marvel’s Micro-Tech Challenge

Girls ages 14 to 18 can win a trip to the 'Ant-Man' premiere by building a project using micro-technology.

Page 1 of 3,97212345...102030...Last »