With only a month to go until its release, director Luc Besson has made a last-minute addition to the cast of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Variety reports, Elizabeth Debicki -- who recently portrayed Ayesha, the high priestess of a genetically perfect and singularly arrogant alien race known as the Sovereign -- has landed a voice-over role in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. However, no details were provided as to which character she will be voicing in the upcoming comic book movie -- which is based on Jean-Claude Mezieres and Pierre Christin’s Valerian and Laureline.
Debick is also known for her roles in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Night Manager.
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.
Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be released on July 21!