Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The Lion King, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Harry Melling (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Devil All the Time) and Veronica Ngo (Bright, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) have joined the cast of the upcoming film The Old Guard. They’ll join the previously announced Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts and Luca Marinelli in the cast. Netflix recently bought the rights to the Skydance Media film.
Directing the film is Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond The Lights). The Old Guard is based on the graphic novel series created by author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández. The screenplay adaptation comes to us from Rucka and Prince-Bythewood.
Producers for the film include David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger for Skydance; Marc Evans; and Charlize Theron, Beth Kono and AJ Dix for Denver and Delilah. Executive producers are Stan Wlodkowski and Greg Rucka.
Based on the graphic novel series created by author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández, The Old Guard tells the story of a small covert group of immortal mercenaries who must fight to keep their team together when they discover the existence of a new immortal and their extraordinary abilities are exposed.
The movie is currently filming in the UK. Are you guys excited for the film? Let us know in the comments.