Full cast and plot details revealed for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
I'm still having a hard time getting worked up over George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. Perhaps it was the extremely long delay due to any number of unfortunate and ill-timed circumstances, like abnormally bad weather conditions in Australia, which sent the production scurrying to Namibia. Now the project is actually in gear, with Tom Hardy playing the iconic Mad Max and Charlize Theron as a character known only as Furiosa. While we know some of the supporting cast already, such as Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, we now know the rest courtesy of a press release, which also includes an official synopsis....
“Mad Max: Fury Road”–the fourth in the franchise’s history–stars Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Oscar(R) winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”, “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa.
According to Miller, “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.”
“Mad Max: Fury Road” also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max,” “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoe Kravitz (“X-Men: First Class”) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making their big screen debuts. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior.
The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard, Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic.
Warner Bros. hasn't given the film a release date yet, but now that production is officially underway they probably will shortly. [ThePlaylist]