Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Gets Furious in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Role
After unexpectedly swooping in and stealing Megan Fox's thunder in Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hasn't been too concerned with breaking into acting and instead has been concentrating on her modelling. But it looks like she's heading into another franchise, as Deadline reports the English beauty has joined the cast of George Miller's long-gestating Mad Max: Fury Road. Plagued with delays, it looks like this one is finally getting started soon as stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron were talking it up at Cannes and Theron even shaved her head for the part.
Here's all that we know so far. Production on Fury Road was initially supposed to begin back in 2010, but unusual amounts of rain in Australia delayed the project until next month, when it's set to start filming in Africa instead. Fury Road is the first of two films set to be shot back-to-back, the other being Mad Max: Furiosa (which I believe is Theron's character's name), and it's rumored to blend live action with animation. It's a reboot of the series - not a sequel or prequel - with Tom Hardy starring as Mad Max and Riley Keough, Adelaide Clemens and Zoe Kravitz playing three of the "five wives" who are being transported across the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Huntington-Whiteley will play the fourth wife, with the fifth yet to be cast.
Honestly, that's essentially it as far as details go for now. Because this one has been in development for so long, I expected details to slowly stream out over the years, but Miller and his team have done a solid job of keeping almost everything under lock and key. Despite the behind-the-scenes troubles and production delay, I'm excited to see what Hardy can do with an entire franchise on his shoulders, especially watching him work opposite a great actress like Theron and under a visionary filmmaker like Miller. Hopefully their latest projected start date of next month actually holds up this time.