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David Oyelowo Joins Chaos Walking
Aug 24, 2017 by: WENN
David Oyelowo has signed on to portray a controversial priest in the film adaptation of hit sci-fi book Chaos Walking.
Doug Liman is directing the dystopian movie, based on Patrick Ness' series of the same name, set on a colony planet called the New World, where its residents are inflicted with a virus known as The Noise, which creates immersive visions of one's every thought.
Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland will play the main protagonist, Todd, who discovers Daisy Ridley's character Viola holds the key to unlocking secrets about the planet and their pasts.
Selma actor Oyelowo will play Aaron, a militant figure who works alongside Mads Mikkelsen's Mayor Prentiss to put a stop to Todd and Viola's truth-seeking adventure, reports Deadline.com.
Nick Jonas has also landed a part in the young adult blockbuster, starring as Mikkelsen's soldier son, Davy Prentiss, Jr., while Demian Bichir and Kurt Sutter feature in the cast, too.
Author Ness helped to adapt the story for the big screen, alongside Charlie Kaufman, Lindsey Beer, Gary Spinelli, Jamie Linden, and John Lee Hancock.
Chaos Walking is scheduled for release in March, 2019.
The Lionsgate Films project is being pitched as the next The Hunger Games, which was distributed by the same studio.
The movie adaptations of Suzanne Collins' sci-fi/fantasy books, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, proved to be huge box office hits, with
2012's The Hunger Games and its three sequels banking over $2.9 billion worldwide. The figure makes it the 16th highest-grossing film franchise in history.
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