The Crown and Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Vanessa Kirby has been cast in the upcoming sci-fi movie StarDream, which is to be directed by Bjorn Runge (The Wife).
According to Variety, the film “follows the story of a spaceship hastily constructed to transport hundreds of thousands of cryogenically frozen humans from a failing planet Earth. When the on-board computer malfunctions, coder Andreya (Kirby) develops an artificial intelligence-based solution that she calls Stephen. But Stephen develops a profound attachment to Andreya, compromising the mission and the future of the human race.”
“To play the leading role in this intergalactic drama needs an extremely sensitive and thoughtful actress who can maintain the balance in her character: I have found that actress in Vanessa Kirby,” said Runge. “It is a tremendous honor for me to work together with her on this film.”
Kirby, who won a BAFTA for her work as Princess Margaret in Netflix’s The Crown, will next be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, which opens in August.
via Flickering Myth