Anya Taylor-Joy is preparing for a Gorge-ous role…
The 26-year-old Argentine American actress will star opposite Miles Teller in Skydance’s The Gorge.
In addition, Apple Original Films has boarded the genre-bending love story.
Scott Derrickson will direct with Zach Dean penning the script, which he sold on spec to Skydance last year.
In addition to starring, Teller will serve as executive producer on the film.
Plot details are being kept under wraps other then it being described as a high-action, genre-bending love story.
The project gained some serious momentum this summer when Teller began eyeing it as his next film following the global success of his summer tentpole Top Gun: Maverick. Derrickson had been previously attached but was also weighing other projects following the success of one of the years biggest horror films The Black Phone but once Teller committed to the film, Derrickson was quick to name it his next directing job and the project was fast-tracked by Skydance.
Given Apple and Skydance’s first-look partnership, the studio looked to be in pole position to land the film and once Taylor-Joy signed on, Apple was quick to make it official.
Taylor-Joy, a SAG Award and Golden Globe winner, currently appears in David O. Russell’s Amsterdam.
The Queen’s Gambit star will next appear in the dark comedy The Menu, which also stars Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Hoult.
She recently wrapped production on the highly-anticipated Furiosa, a spin-off film from George Miller, which is based on the character from Mad Max: Fury Road. She is also set to voice Princess Peach in Universal and Illumination’s Super Mario Bros. movie.