Zack Snyder Adds Rupert Friend, Stuart Martin To Rebel Moon Movie Cast Screen Rant
Bring on the bad guys.
Rupert Friend and Stuart Martin have joined the high voltage cast of rebel moonthe epic sci-fi fantasy feature Zack Snyder is directing for Netflix.
Sofia Boutella leads the ensemble which includes Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae and Ray Fisher, among others.
The story tells of a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruler named Belisarius. Desperate, the colonists send a young woman (Boutella) with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.
Friend is the main antagonist of the story, a man who leads the armies and will face Boutella.
Details of Martin’s character are unknown, but he is also said to be evil, according to a source. Production is expected to start in April and last until November.
In addition to directing, Snyder co-wrote the screenplay with army of the dead co-writer Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad, who co-wrote 300, Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic book. Snyder and Johnstad receive story-by-story credit
Snyder also produces with his producing partner and wife, Deborah Snyder, and Wesley Coller through the trio’s The Stone Quarry production banner. Eric Newman of Grand Electric is also producing.
Friend comes out of his third collaboration with Wes Anderson, the filmmaker’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s collection of short stories The wonderful story of Henry Sugar and six others. The actor is perhaps best known for starring in Hitman: Agent 47 as well as his appearances throughout the season on the acclaimed series Country. He will next be seen in Lucasfilm’s star wars series Obi Wan Kenobi
For Martin, Moon marks a sort of reunion with Snyder. The Scottish actor starred in army of thieveswhich Snyder produced and was a prequel to Snyder’s own feature film, army of the dead. Martin also stars in the mystery series Miss Scarlet and the Dukee.
Friend is replaced by Grandview and Hansen Jacobson. Martin is replaced by UTA, Link Entertainment, Thruline and Independent Talent Group.