Eddie Redmayne, currently favoured to take the “Best Actor” Oscar for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, will be seen next playing a v different character in The Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, which opens in the US on 6 February 2015.
Jupiter Ascending sounds like straight science fiction. Channing Tatum plays the lead, a genetically modified hunter. Mila Kunis has the Princess Leia role. Sean Bean is in it. He’ll probably get killed. He usually does.
It looks like Redmayne will play the villain, w/the always watchable Douglas Booth as his brother.
The Wachowskis have an uneven history. Their initial claim to fame was the cult hit The Matrix, but they followed it w/two terrible sequels. Their most recent effort was Cloud Atlas, which got a mixed reception. I’m one of the people who really liked it.