Jodie Comer is reportedly on the list to star in the Mad Max: Fury Road spinoff.
The science fiction film recently celebrated five years since its release.
In an interview with The New York Times director George Miller confirmed that a prequel based on Charlize Theron's character, Furiosa is in the works.
It will centre on a young Furiosa with George on the search for an actress in her 20s to take over the role.
The 75-year-old will reportedly begin working on the film after he completes Three Thousand Years of Longing starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba.
"So, after we finish it, and hopefully everything settles down with the pandemic, we'll see what the world allows us to do with Furiosa," said George.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, George was interested in Jodie for the upcoming role a few months ago.
Best known for her role in Killing Eve, the 27-year-old last year appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Her other projects include The Last Duel with Matt Damon and Free Guy with Ryan Reynolds.