The Wachowki’s divided opinion around the world with their epic Cloud Atlas, and with the film due in UK cinemas shortly, it is time to start focusing on their next epic film, Jupiter Ascending.
The mysterious film has yet to reveal an official synopsis, and most of what is known of the films story is hearsay, but what we do know for sure is that Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne are starring in the film. A new name has today officially been added to that list.
Sean Bean has been set by Warner Brothers to star in the film as Stinger, a Han Solo type character. Bean is represented by CAA and Independent Talent in the UK and attorneys Marcy Morris and Karl Austen. It is not known exactly where Bean fits into the films high concept plot, but I am very happy to see him onbard!
Vulture found out some details on the film last year, and here is what they said about the films story:
Jupiter Ascending is supposed to be the first entry in a trilogy, centers on an unlikely (and as with ‘The Matrix’, ultimately reluctant) heroine: A recent Russian immigrant — played by actual Ukrainian immigrant Mila Kunis — who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule… These evolved beings fall into various different groups, all of which share some human DNA but who have become evolved after being bred with animal DNA to heighten their best characteristics — e.g., soldiers getting their fearlessness, strength, and a pack mentality from wolves; workers getting their industriousness and reputation for diligence from bees.
(Sources: Deadline, Vulture)