Please don’t interpret that headline as a road sign for riches of plot details. Rather, Mila Kunis briefly talked to MTV and, in that short time, revealed she’ll be taking a rumored part in the Wachowski siblings‘ opaque, fill-in-the-blank Jupiter Ascending. (Channing Tatum‘s involvement is still up in the air, but I’m unironically hoping it can go through.)
With the exception of her involvement, we only know this project as the directing duo’s “first major science fiction action franchise play since The Matrix.” No, really, that’s it. Speculate to your heart’s content.
Though also shrouded in darkness, the Wachowskis will, later this year, release Cloud Atlas — at least we know something about that one. And, be it one actor playing multiple characters, multiple stories inhabiting different genres, or even multiple timelines, it’s going to be a wholly unique, possibly disastrous time at the theater.
Hugh Grant filled us in on his work a couple of months back, but he’s just told MTV a little bit more about all the debauchery he’ll engage in. Ever wanted to see him put on an American accent, or even play “85-year-old men and [some] Korean slave drivers”? You’ll be getting that here. Here’s what he had to say about that latter role:
“My slaves were Korean girls who were replicants serving in a fast food restaurant a few thousand years in the future, all in tiny little uniforms, and my job is to corral them and abuse them.”
I’ve expressed some trepidation about the vastness of Cloud Atlas in the past — and, let’s just say, this doesn’t hint at something less ambitious — but any movie that can deliver Hugh Grant in such a capacity is bound to be worth something. Hopefully, it’ll even be worth more than just a nice thrill.
Co-directed by Tom Tykwer and co-starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, and Ben Whishaw, Cloud Atlas will open this fall.
Which project are you looking forward to more?
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