The New Mutants star Anya Taylor-Joy met with director George Miller about his Mad Max spin-off.
In 2015, Mad Max director George Miller returned to franchise with a new film starring Tom Hardy subtitled Fury Road. In addition to receiving praise from moviegoers, the film introduced Charlize Theron as Furiosa, a war captain who turns on the villainous Immortan Joe in order to free “The Five Wives.”
Now, George Miller is developing a Furiousa spin-off set before the events of Mad Max: Fury and Variety reports that Anya Taylor-Joy is one of the actresses with whom the filmmaker met for the project. Of course, with the coronavirus pandemic currently limiting social interaction, the outlet notes that these auditions have taken place through Skype and that George Miller hopes to begin filming the project in 2021.
In addition to her upcoming role as Magik in The New Mutants, Anya Taylor-Joy is known for her performances in The Witch, Split, Thoroughbreds, and Glass. Most recently, Anya Taylor-Joy played the lead role in the 2019 feature film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.
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Here is the official synopsis for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road:
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
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