British actress Tuppence Middleton is rounding out the cast of the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending”, according to Variety. She joins Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean and Douglas Booth in the sci-fi epic.
The film is set in a world where human beings are at the bottom of the food chain. Far superior beings keep an eye on the lowly homo sapiens from far away, and the story centers on Kunis as a Russian immigrant who’s scrubbing toilets for a living, unknowingly carrying some powerful genetic DNA makeup that make her a threat to the literal Queen of the Universe. A bounty hunter (Tatum) is dispatched to kill her, but the two fall in love and go on the run together instead. There’s no word yet on who any of the supporting actors are playing. Filming will begin this spring.
Middleton, still a relative unknown in Hollywood, has been busy in the UK and has wrapped up shooting on Iain Softley’s “Trap for Cinderella” opposite fellow British rising star Alexandra Roach, Danny Boyle’s heist thriller “Trance” and Nick Hornby adaptation “A Long Way Down” opposite Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots.