While they are both best known for starring in hugely popular franchises, two of Hollywood's rising stars will soon be working together.
The film is based on a young adult science fiction series that was published from 2008 to 2010. The series covers a dystopia in which its citizens' thoughts physically manifest into images, words, and sound referred to as 'The Noise.'
The two young protagonists, Viola Eade and Todd Hewitt, who will be played by Ridley and Holland, narrate the series of books as war breaks out in the dystopia.
The script's most recent draft will be written by Matthew Lopez, who is previously known for being a staff writer on the HBO series The Newsroom. Previous scripts of the film were written by Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Jamie Linden (Money Monster and We Are Marshall).
No filming date has been announced, especially with both Ridley and Holland having major films to promote later this year. But if the casting of the two stars is any indication, there's a chance that Chaos Walking could lead to a multi-film franchise.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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