Παρασκευή, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Sean Bean Accepts Role in Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending film : Latest Casting News

This is exciting! Recently it was announced that Sean has signed on for Jupiter Ascending, the new major film project from The Wachowski's (Matrix films, V For Vendetta, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas). I have to admit I was quite surprised! I've seen most of their films, really liked The Matrix, but their style of writing & filming isn't something that I thought would fit Sean, so I applaud both him & them for expanding their universes! 

Sean Bean in Cleanskin
Sean's casting has been quoted in most of the major entertainment publications & websites. I held off writing this article, however, to see what else would surface, and yesterday's bit of news finally prompted me: Sean's Cleanskin co-star Tuppence Middleton, who played Kate in that film & recently seen in BBC's Spies of Warsaw, has also been cast! So that's 2 of Sean's former co-stars, the other being Eddie Redmayne who starred with Sean in Black Death. Also of note among the announced cast so far is Mila Kunis, who will play Jupiter, a last hope for humans in a universe dominated by other life forms. I last saw her as the Russian ballet dancer in Black Swan. Rounding out the list is popular actor Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe films, Magic Mike) as Django Wise, and Douglas Booth (Pillars of the Earth, Great Expectations).

Tuppence Middleton in Cleanskin

Here's the current working description of the film:
In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign.
Sean's character in Jupiter Ascending is a man named Stinger, and he is described as being a Stars Wars-esque "Han Solo" type, which I presume means something like a smartass, charming, big hearted rouge who fights for right & protects the ones he loves. Unfortunately, he is not the leading man.
I will definitely be keeping an eye on this film's progression, stay tuned!

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Written by Donna DeBoer (@DRLDeBoer on Twitter)