Riley Keough May Take George Miller’s FURY ROAD Less Traveled

     August 10, 2010

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Riley Keough (The Runaways) is apparently close to landing a role in director George Miller’s fourth Mad Max installment, Mad Max: Fury Road. If cast, the young actress would join Tom Hardy (Inception), Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult (Clash of the Titans) in the film. According to Heat Vision, Keough would play “one of the ‘Five Wives,’ a group of women that Hardy must protect from the bad guys.” Sounds pretty self-explanatory if you ask me…

In case you’re lacking your daily Riley Keough “fun fact,” here’s one for you: she is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and musician/actor Danny Keough. If my math is correct, that makes her the granddaughter of “The King” Elvis Presley. For more info on the film and to see what other rock and roll ties exist within the cast, hit the jump.

While an official synopsis has yet to surface, it is known that the film will take place shortly following the events of 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Moreover, the excellent Tom Hardy is set to take over the reigns of protagonist Max Rockatansky from media darling Mel Gibson. Currently, Miller is eyeing early next year to begin shooting the film.

As for the potential rock and roll team-up, Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One), the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, has already been cast in the film as one of the “Five Wives” which Keough is currently negotiating. There is no word on whether or not the two will be asked to perform a musical number or five within the film.

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