Chaos Walking is set to land another budding star from a big franchise.
Tom Holland is in talks to join Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in the adaptation of Chaos Walking, EW has learned. The star of next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming would star as Todd, a protagonist in the YA thriller book series by Patrick Ness. Edge of Tomorrow‘s Doug Liman will direct the Lionsgate project.
The Chaos Walking series takes place in a dystopian society where everyone can hear each other’s thoughts in a constant stream of information called the Noise. Todd leaves his home with his dog and stumbles upon a patch of silence, emanating from a girl (Ridley). The Chaos Walking series earned generally positive reviews, with the last installment, Monsters of Men, winning the Carnegie Medal.
Holland debuted as Peter Parker in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War. His first stand-alone Spidey film is set to open July 7, 2017.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.