Tom Holland to star alongside Daisy Ridley in Chaos Walking

Back in August, it was announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley had been cast as the female lead in director Doug Liman’s Chaos Walking. Now it looks like they’ve zeroed in on a Spider-Man star to headline the movie alongside the young British actress.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Holland is in talks to swing into Lionsgate's big-screen adaptation of British author Patrick Ness’ YA book trilogy, which includes: The Knife of Never Letting Go (2008), The Ask and the Answer (2009) and Monsters of Men (2010). Fun Fact: Ness is the creator and showrunner of the BBC’s Doctor Who spinoff, Class. But I digress.

Holland would play Todd Hewitt, the young hero of the piece. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world “where all living creatures can hear one another's thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noise.” It’s also a world where all the women have been killed by a Spackle-created germ, which is what also created the Noise. In the book, Todd Hewitt must flee his hometown with his faithful dog when they cross paths with a strange, mute woman named Viola Eade (Daisy Ridley).

The adaptation, penned by Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) from a draft by Jamie Linden (Money Monster), will be produced by Doug Davison (The Departed, How to Train Your Dragon, Mena) and Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games, Cinderella, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Chaos Walking is slated for a 2018 release.

Since Holland totally killed it as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this summer's Marvel blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, I'm actually looking forward to seeing him breathe life into Patrick Ness' character. What do you guys think of Tom Holland for the role of Todd Hewitt?

(via THR)

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