Tom Hardy Is the New Max Rockatansky in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD; Charlize Theron to Co-Star

     October 29, 2009

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It turns out the rumor last week that Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy may star in George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” turned out to be true.  Hardy will play “Mad” Max Rockatansky, the role made popular by Mel Gibson in Miller’s 1979 post-apocalyptic action-flick, “Mad Max”.  Hardy is getting big name recognition for his performance in “Bronson” and he’ll next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated film, “Inception”.  As for Charlize Theron, she’s Charlize Theron and since she’s both attractive and can act, she doesn’t have a tough time getting offered roles.  Grab all the gasoline you can and hit the jump for more details.

According to Heat Vision Blog, Theron will play the female lead opposite Hardy.  However, the script is tightly under wraps and there’s no word on whose costume will have more studs and spikes.  HVB also reports that they’re aiming to start shooting in summer 2010 which coincides with last week’s report concerning the details of when filming would begin.  However, HVB’s story about Hardy and Theron’s casting makes no mention of the $100 million+ budget nor does it say anything about the plan to shoot for 30 weeks.  However, I would not be surprised if those details also turn out to be true.

While I have a very tough time envisioning someone as pretty as Theron (that Alieen Wuornos make-up only works once) wandering around an apocalyptic wasteland, it looks like Miller’s planning to resurrect the character with his biggest action adventure yet.  It is not known if interesting the film will extend beyond a sigh of relief that Mel Gibson is not returning.


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