Mad Max Furiosa prequel: George Miller considers Anya Taylor-Joy for the lead role

The director hopes to begin production on the prequel in 2021

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Director George Miller is reportedly looking to cast his planned Mad Max prequel film, centring on the character ‘Furiosa’ – and he’s already eyed Emma star Anya Taylor-Joy for the lead role.

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The prequel film will follow the young version of Imperator Furiosa, a war captain played by Charlize Theron in the post-apocalyptic 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Miller, who directed Fury Road and created the dystopian film franchise, has screen tested Taylor-Joy via Skype call, with the aim of starting production in 2021, according to Variety.

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Mad Max: Fury Road, which starred Tom Hardy as the titular Max, is set in post-apocalyptic world where civilisation had fallen and the most precious and fought-over resource is fresh water.

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Earlier this year Split star Taylor-Joy played the title role in the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, which she and co-star Johnny Flynn (Mr Knightley) discussed in an exclusive chat with RadioTimes.com. You can watch the interview below.