Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II cast in Mad Max spinoff

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Anya Taylor-Joy.
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Anya Taylor-Joy will play Furiosa in the Mad Max spinoff movie based on Charlize Theron's character from the 2015 film.

According to Deadline, George Miller will direct and co-write the movie that will reveal the origins of Furiosa before she teamed up with Max Rockatansky in Fury Road.

The publication also reported that Chris Hemsworth and recent Emmy-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have also been cast.

Charlize revealed in an earlier interview that the recasting was 'a tough one to swallow' as she loved the character and was grateful to have a small part in creating her.

READ MORE | Charlize Theron 'heartbroken' about Furiosa recasting

Killing Eve's Jodie Comer was previously linked to the role.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Sources: Deadline, Channel24)

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