Actress Anya Taylor-Joy has landed the lead role in the movie Furiosa, a spin-off from Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie about Mad Maxcharacter Furiosa is being produced by Warner Bros., reports Deadline.
George Miller, that Mad Max: Fury Road made, directs Furiosa in itself. In addition to Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also star Furiosa.
The film is about Furiosa’s life before she came into contact with Mad Max. In Mad Max: Fury Road the role of Furiosa was played by Charlize Theron. The 45-year-old actress previously announced that she was not allowed to take on the role of Furiosa in this prequel. “It breaks my heart and it’s hard to accept, but I respect George,” she said at the time The Hollywood Reporter. Miller preferred a younger actress for this movie.
24-year-old Taylor-Joy is best known for her roles in The Witch, Split and Glass and is currently showing in theaters in The New Mutants.