Eddie Redmayne Joins ‘Jupiter Ascending’ for the Wachowski Starship

This sci-fi tale follows a woman who is targeted for assassination by the queen of the universe.

Eddie Redmayne signs on for Jupiter Ascending
Eddie Redmayne signs on for Jupiter Ascending
Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne is in talks to join the cast of Jupiter Ascending for directors Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.

The story is set in a future where humans are considered the lowest form of life in the galaxy. Channing Tatum stars as an intergalactic bounty hunter who is sent by the Queen of the Universe to kill an Earth woman (Mila Kunis) whose genetic traits are identical to the Queen's. The plot thickens when the would-be assassin falls for his target. No details were released for Eddie Redmayne's character.

Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski will direct from their own original screenplay, and will also serve as producers. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2013.

Aside from his role in the upcoming Les Miserables, Eddie Redmayne was most recently seen in Hick, My Week with Marilyn, and War Horse.

Jupiter Ascending was released February 6th, 2015 and stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Douglas Booth, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Vanessa Kirby, Terry Gilliam, James D'Arcy. The film is directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.

Sources: Variety

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  1. WongFu


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  2. ChiRep_1

    Solid role after losing Harry Osborne.

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  3. Roberto Mata

    @gumperman Agreed. They did an amazing job with Cloud Atlas, and this sounds like Snow White in space, but The Wachowski Brothers (siblings) are Incredible with this kinds of films!

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  4. gumperman

    haha, are the Wachowski's calling themselves the Wachowski Starship now? Otherwise, what does that even mean? Anyways, I will defiantly see this film since I loved Cloud Atlas, even though the plot sounds like Snow White in Space!

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  5. MovieManiac

    After Cloud Atlas, I'm game to watch any film by the Wachowski's.

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  6. thedude-abides

    Tatum, Kunis, and the guy who played the guy who failed to bang Marilyn Monroe? Oh, and is if the cast weren't enough, it's the Wachowskis.


    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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