Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough will star with Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinski’s untitled sci-fi movie that is currently in a write by Michael Arndt. William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek penned earlier drafts.
The story takes place in the future and centers on a soldier (Cruise), who is stationed on Earth. The surface of the planet has been destroyed by aliens. The soldier discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, the story twists into a chain of events. He begins to question everything he is aware of and wonders what the truth is.
Variety reports that “nearly every high-profile young actress in town has been connected to the project at some point.”
Variety first reported that Jessica Chastain was cast as a female lead in the fall, but had to bow out because of her commitment to Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled Osama bin Laden movie.
I am excited to present a brand new trailer and poster for the upcoming film There Be Dragons, an epic tale of jealousy, love, faith and redemption. Written and directed by two-time Academy Award-nominee Roland Joffé (The Mission and The Killing Fields), There Be Dragons stars Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Olga Kurylenko, Derek Jacobi, Dougray Scott and Rodrigo Santoro.
There Be Dragons tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Scott), who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría Escrivá (Cox), the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source—his own father, Manolo Torres (Bentley), turns out to be his least cooperative source.
Robert begins to unearth his father’s toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaría, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary.
The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaría dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Manolo descends into a dangerous and jealous obsession when the beautiful Hungarian revolutionary Ildiko (Kurylenko) doesn’t return his affections and instead gives herself to the courageous military leader, Oriol (Santoro).
As Robert continues to unearth the secrets of Josemaría’s life and Manolo’s mysterious anger, their overlapping journeys are revealed with the truths and sorrows of their past choices, which compels Manolo to confront his own secret with one last opportunity of forgiveness.
Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and Olga Kurylenko have joined the cast of Centurion, which is in development at Celador Films and Pathe Distribution.
The swords and sandals thriller is set during the Roman invasion of Britain in 117 AD, telling the story of Quintus Dias, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, who marches North with General Virilus’ legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts out and destroy their leader Gorlacon.
The film is being directed by The Descent helmer Neil Marshall, with Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire) producing.