Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley are joined by Mads Mikkelsen and Kurt Sutter in Doug Liman’s adaptation of the Patrick Ness YA series Chaos Walking.
Updated August 11, 2017: via The Hollywood Reporter, Nick Jonas has now also joined the cast, playing Mads Mikkelsen’s character’s son Davy Prentiss Jr.
He’s described as “a young soldier in Mayor Prentiss’ army fueled by jealousy over his father’s mentorship of longtime rival Todd.”
Original story below:
Patrick Ness’ (The Rest of Us Just Live Here, A Monster Calls) sci-fi trilogy Chaos Walking is being adapted for the big screen, with what is shaping up to be an absolutely spectacular cast.
As reported by Deadline, the Lionsgate production has just added Kurt Sutter in a major role: The Sons of Anarchy creator will play Cillian, a tough farmer who has served as the protagonist Todd’s guardian for most of his life.
Mads Mikkelsen has also joined the project, playing the lead villain Mayor Prentiss. This news was shared by Ness himself on Twitter (accompanied by an absolutely delightful and appropriate photoset):
It gives me GREAT pleasure to (at last) confirm that Mayor Prentiss in Chaos Walking is going to be played by the amazing Mads Mikkelsen. pic.twitter.com/YSkNjqhOrq
— Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) August 9, 2017
Happy belated International Cat Day, everyone!
Directed by Doug Liman, Chaos Walking takes place in a dystopian future, on a colony planet where all the women are dead women (dystopian indeed), and follows the teenager Todd (Tom Holland) and a mysterious girl named Viola (Daisy Ridley).
This world is guided by a so-called Noise which allows all living creatures to hear each other’s thoughts at all time. However, Todd soon discoves a patch of silence, which turns out to emanate from Viola.
The two are forced to go on the run, racing to warn an incoming ship of settlers.
Chaos Walking begins production this summer, with a planned release date of March 1, 2019.