Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’ Casts Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll – The Hollywood Reporter

Cary Elwes and Corey Stoll have joined the galactic cast of Zack Snyderepic sci-fi fantasy, rogue moon.

Dutch actor Michiel Huisman and Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera are also on board the Netflix megaproject that begins production later this month.

Sofia Boutella leads the film’s cast that also features Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Rupert Friend and Stuart Martin on the casting sheet.

The story tells of a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Belisarius. Desperate, the colonists send a young woman (Boutella) with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them resist.

Elwes will play the king of the galactic empire. Details of the other actors were not disclosed.

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Michiel Huisman and Alfonso Herrera
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Production will last through November with a plan to split the project into two epic features. If all goes well, there could also be a series of spin-offs.

Snyder directs and co-wrote the script with army of the dead co-writer Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad, who co-wrote their 2006 sword and sandal epic, 300. Snyder and Johnstad are getting the story by credit.

Snyder is also producing with his producing partner and wife, deborah snyder, and Wesley Coller via the trio’s The Stone Quarry production banner. Grand Electric’s Eric Newman is also producing. Ori Marmur, vice president of studio film at Netflix, is shepherding Moon.

Elwes is the veteran actor who has starred in the cornerstone of pop culture, The princess Brideand led the first Saw horror movie. He’s going into something of a renaissance, recently joining the Mission Impossible franchise, coming out of an arc in the previous season of Strange thingsappeared in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and finishing a turn opposite Jason Statham in Guy Ritchie’s latest film, Operation Fortress.

Stoll is one of the stars of the popular Showtime drama series, Thousands of millionsand last year he appeared in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story as well as The sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark.

Huisman starred opposite Kaley Cuoco in the surprise HBO Max hit, Stewardess. He has also appeared in several notable horror and fantasy shows that have earned him a following, The Haunting of Hill House, Orphan Black Y game of Thronesamong them.

Herrera is a Mexican actor who starred in the series Wachowskis, sense8and appears in Ozarks.

Elwes is represented by APA, LINK Entertainment, The Artists Partnership UK and Ginsburg Daniels. Stoll is represented by UTA, Suskin/Karshan Management and Schreck Rose. Huisman is represented by UTA, Conway van Gelder Grant and Peikoff Mahan from the UK. Alfonso is represented by Gersh, Talent on the Road and Johnson Shapiro.

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