Daisy Edgar-Jones is in talks to star in Twisters

The upcoming star of the iconic 1996 disaster film “Twister” seems to have found his star. Based on The Hollywood ReporterDaisy Edgar-Jones is currently in talks to star in the upcoming sequel.Twisters”, for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.

Daisy Edgar-Jones is chasing storms in Twisters

The film will be a sequel to the 1996 film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”) directs the project from a script by Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”). Producer Frank Marshall (“Jurassic Park,” “Jurassic World,” “The Bourne Identity”) is producing the film for the Kennedy/Marshall Company banner. The original film was produced by Marshall’s wife, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

As reported by The Blast, the sequel was previously expected to feature the daughter of Hunt and Paxton’s original film character, Dr. Jo Harding, and Bill Harding, who, like her parents, will be given the storm-chasing bug. It is not yet known whether any of the original actors will appear in the sequel. The two stars of the original film, Paxton and Philip Seymour Hoffman, have passed away. Paxton died in 2017. Hoffman died earlier in 2014.

Daisy Edgar-Jones at the New York premiere of 'Where the Crawdads Sing'

It seems that the new film may have changed direction. THR notes that Universal is describing “Twisters” as a “new chapter” that is not expected to bring back the original film’s cast. THR reports that the new film is “not a sequel.” It remains to be seen if this will work out, but it seems that the new film could be a reboot or remake of a franchise rather than a sequel. But if that’s the case, why call it “Twister” instead of “Twister”?

In the original film, Jo and Bill fasted through a group of devastating tornadoes as they faced off against rival storm chasers and their feelings for each other. Directed by Jan de Bont, it grossed $241 million domestically and nearly $500 million globally. Steven Spielberg executive produced the film, which was written by “Jurassic Park” author Michael Crichton.

In “Twisters,” Edgar-Jones will reportedly play a former storm chaser who turns to a desk job after a disastrous tornado encounter. However, the circumstances finally chase a storm again.

Daisy Edgar-Jones at the New York premiere of 'Where the Crawdads Sing'

Edgar-Jones was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television in a Supporting Role for “Under the Banner of Heaven.” He received his first Golden Globe nomination in 2021 for the film “Normal People”.

He also recently starred in last year’s “Where the Crawdads Sing,” a hit for Sony Pictures that grossed $90 million domestically and $140 million worldwide on a $24 million budget. Edgar-Jones’ other starring role was in the recent horror thriller 2022, opposite Marvel Cinematic Universe star Sebastian Stan. His next film will be ‘Swift Horses’, directed by Daniel Minahan. Starring Jacob Elordi, Will Poulter and Diego Calva.

Warner Bros. Pictures is co-financing the upcoming “Twisters” feature. The upcoming film is still in production and has no official release date yet.

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