Last Night in Soho Director Edgar Wright Helped Anya Taylor-Joy Land Furiosa

Last Night in Soho Director Edgar Wright Helped Anya Taylor-Joy Land Furiosa

Anya Taylor-Joy is no doubt one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood today, and she’s ready to take over the role of Furiosa in the Mad Max spinoff Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga directed by George Miller.

Though a lot of fans think they should have just brought Charlize Theron back to reprise the role, Miller and Taylor-Joy have revealed that director Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Last Night in Soho) had helped sell the role to Taylor-Joy to Miller.

Talking to MovieMaker, Miller explained, “I knew from Edgar Wright just how good she was. And so that proved to be the case on this film — very, very rigorous about her role.” Taylor-Joy also shared that it was Wright who told her that Miller wanted to meet with her. She shares:

“I got a text from Edgar Wright, who said George Miller wants to talk to you, and immediately, just my whole body felt electrified.”

We don’t know what Wright is doing now, but he has admittedly started taking it slow since the release of Last Night in Soho. He has two films in the works called The Chain and The Running Man, but we haven’t heard much about those projects yet. Wright did celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Shaun of the Dead —no doubt his breakout film— earlier this month.

Going back to Miller though, a lot of fans have been excited for the return of the Mad Max world since Fury Road came out in 2015. A Mad Max-centered movie may have had a hard time getting off the ground, but maybe a Furiosa spinoff would be just as exciting.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is expected to release in theaters on May 24.

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