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.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
George Miller? despite the production issues, for me, Mad Max and The Road Warrior give him a free pass. Tom Hardy? excited - if anyone can take over from the intensity of Mel in his youth in that role, it's Hardy. Charlize Theron? great stuff, she usually delivers. but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? seriously? it will be like a shop mannequin in an acting duel with two heavyweights. she will be to the world of Mad Max what the new Disqus comments system is to the old - in other words, strangely bland and not very exciting (and bring back the identified user 'likes' system!).
son_et_lumiere on Jun 15, 2012
Every movie these days needs some daft broad for the boys w/o Girl Friends to drool over. Other wise yes On board all the way with the cast.
Brian Sleider on Jun 15, 2012
Jesus, Rosie the st.... blonde from transformers that screwed the movie ... in Mad Max, why don't they take Pippa Middleton at the same time it will be like Princess diaries n° 3
Pascal on Jun 15, 2012
she kinda surprised me in Transmorphers 3, what with better acting than most model/actresses. but i do think this role will see if she can actually continue to surprise me....
Jericho on Jun 15, 2012
Oh No! Looks I'll have to stare at those gigantic collagen injected lips on IMAX! Ugh!
TheTruth on Jun 16, 2012
She didn't mess TF3 up, the script itself was messed, up, look at iMDB under the goofs, this movie had so many, including continuity. The one thing that really hurt TF3 were the stupid sub plots, specially the one with Ken Jeong that was just plain goofy/stupid, the last battle was messed up, I mean the freaking gigantic worm was so huge and it was so hyped and optimus killed it in 3 seconds... I mean WTF to that What I did like though was the more serious atmosphere in some parts, and the highway chase scene halfway through the movie was awesome, and the effects were pretty damn awesome specially in 3D, but other than that this movie had no major cinematic moments, just a bunch of explosions, messed up sub plots, and some bad acting. This movie would've been awesome, without a love interest for sam, or at least a better handled love interest and actress, no offense to Rosie, and if they had made the movie just like the beginning a secret conspiracy with a dark atmosphere, because that intro with NASA was just plain awesome IMO, not to mention haaving Optimus not come up in the last minute and destroy someone easily, specially Megatron because he was so badly mis-used and so easily killed, he was kind of pathetic. So yeah TF3 as just plainly F*cked p.
Fidel Reyes on Jun 16, 2012
It's good she's in this. We need someone standing around looking baffled.
Triangle Dimes on Jun 16, 2012
a what? a what!? WHAT WILL THEY MEET!? WHY IS THIS SUCH A WASTED COMMENT!? WHAT HAVE YOU TO GAIN BY POSTING ON A SITE THAT IS DEVOTED TO ENTERTAINMENT AND NOT....what ever it you are doing?
Jericho on Jun 16, 2012
Tom Hardy as Mad Max?! Sold!
Rain Spider on Jun 16, 2012
Sorry i am out.
Gotlias on Jun 16, 2012
I prefer female characters to at least look like they have some brains. Get a proper actress, not that blow up doll.
rennmaxbeta on Jun 16, 2012
Sorry but Mad Max died in The Road Warrior...
Rockshtawr on Jun 30, 2012
as with other sequels / prequels / remakes coming out of hollywood for the past decade, its safe to assume it'll suck noodles
Jiří Krajňák on Jul 3, 2012
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