Daisy Edgar-Jones, who broke by means of with British miniseries Regular Individuals, is in negotiations to star in Twisters, Common Photos and Amblin Leisure’s reboot of the 1996 twister journey film, Tornado.
Minari helmer Lee Isaac Chung goes full studio tentpole with this challenge, which has a script by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant).
Frank Marshall, recognized for the outsize Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchises, is producing by way of his banner, Kennedy/Marshall Firm. Marshall’s spouse, present Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, was a lead producer on the unique.
Tornado starred Helen Hunt and Invoice Paxton as romantically estranged storm chasers going through rival storm chasers, a bunch of tornadoes, and their emotions for one another.
Jan de Bont directed the unique, which grossed virtually $500 million worldwide and featured ear-vibrating, floor-shaking THX sound design. Steven Spielberg was an exec producer, and writer Michael Crichton wrote the screenplay.
The brand new story is just not a sequel, neither is it anticipated to deliver again outdated characters. The studio is describing it as a “new chapter.”
Edgar-Jones will star within the challenge as a former storm chaser who, after surviving a disastrous twister encounter, now works a desk job. Nonetheless, she’s going to quickly be pressured to — you guessed it — exit into the breach as soon as extra.
Govt vp manufacturing Sara Scott and artistic government Jacqueline Garell will oversee for Common Photos. Ashley Jay Sandberg will oversee for Kennedy/Marshall.
The movie can be co-financed by Warner Bros. Photos.
Edgar-Jones could also be greatest recognized to North American audiences for starring in final 12 months’s adaptation of The place the Crawdads Sing from Sony. She gained notices for Regular Individuals, a restricted collection seen on BBC and Hulu wherein she starred with Paul Mescal. The drama earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She additionally co-starred in Hulu restricted crime collection Below the Banner of Heaven, which additionally earned her a Golden Globe nom.
The actress is presently filming the function adaptation On Swift Horses directed by Daniel Minahan, starring reverse Jacob Elordi, Will Poulter and Diego Calva.
Edgar-Jones is represented by UTA, Hamilton Hodell within the U.Okay. and Sloane Provide.