Sofia Boutella to star in Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon” on Netflix – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: After signing his new global deal with Netflix, Zack Snyder is moving fast to get that first film under the deal in front of the cameras, as sources tell Deadline he picked Sofia Boutella to star in. Rebel moon. Snyder is directing the film and co-writing it with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad, based on a story by Snyder and Johnstad. Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller and Snyder will produce for The Stone Quarry with Eric Newman for Grand Electric.
Following the success of his first film with the streamer, Army of the dead, Zack and Deborah Snyder’s The Stone Quarry signed a first contract with the studio and soon after named Rebel moon like Snyder’s next big feature. The 300 The director has been meeting talent for months for the lead role and recently narrowed it down to a small group of actresses, including Boutella, to test the role. Insiders say Boutella wowed Snyder and a decision came quickly to put her in the lead.
The film takes place in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy which finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius. They send a young woman with a mysterious past to search for warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand against the tyrant.
Sarah Bowen for Grand Electric is the executive production.
The film marks a reunion for Newman, Snyder, and Netflix film director Scott Stuber. One of Netflix’s most prolific producers, Newman recruited Snyder to direct his first film, 2004’s Dawn of the Dead, which Stuber oversaw in his role as Vice President of Universal.
Boutella became known for her stunt in the blockbuster franchise film The king that would lead to leading roles in Universal The Mummy with Tom Cruise, Atomic blonde alongside Charlize Theron, by Ramin Bahrini Fahrenheit 451 for HBO and A24 Climax for Gaspar NoÃ©. She can currently be seen in Wyatt Rockefeller’s first feature film. Settlers for the IFC. It is replaced by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and 42.
The stone quarry recently produced a Army of the dead spin off Army of thieves, which was released worldwide on Netflix this past weekend and is currently the # 1 movie in over 90 countries. The company is also producing anime spinoffs. Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas and the Nordic mythology series Twilight of the Gods.