The long-rumoured Mad Max spin-off is in the works at Warner Bros, with Chris Hemsworth, Anya Taylor-Joy and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II heading the cast.
George Miller will direct and co-write Furiosa with Nico Lathouris, an origin story based on the character played by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, according to Deadline.
Taylor-Joy, whose credits include Emma, Split and Glass, will play the lead in the movie which tracks the genesis of the fierce warrior Furiosa before she teamed up with Tom Hardy’s Max Rockatansky in Fury Road.
Deadline did not specify the roles to be played by Hemsworth, who is set to star in WB’s Thor: Love & Thunder, or Abdul-Mateen II, who starred as super villain Black Manta in James Wan’s Aquaman.
Currently the latter is filming the fourth installment in The Matrix series, directed by Lana Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith.