DOCTOR STRANGE Star Chiwetel Ejiofor & Others Join Charlize Theron In Netflix's THE OLD GUARD

DOCTOR STRANGE Star Chiwetel Ejiofor & Others Join Charlize Theron In Netflix's THE OLD GUARD

With Silver and Black stalled, Gina Prince-Bythewood is set to tackle an adaptation of Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez's The Old Guard, which has now added Chiwetel Ejiofor to its already impressive cast.

With Sony's planned Silver and Black movie stuck in limbo for the time being, it was recently announced that director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Cloak and Dagger, The Secret Life of Bees) had lined up another project: a Netflix adaptation of Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez's sci-fi action comic series, The Old Guard.

Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and If Beale Street Could Talk breakout KiKi Layne have already been cast as the leads, and now Deadline reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange), Harry Melling (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs) and Veronica Ngo (Bright) have also signed on in supporting roles.

For those unfamiliar with the story, here's a synopsis:

"The Old Guard focuses on a small group of soldiers, led by a woman named Andy, who are inexplicably immortal and have been working as mercenaries through the ages. The novelty of not dying long gone, the group gets a jolt in their bones when they discover the existence of a new immortal, a black woman serving in the Marines, at the same time as a nefarious organization captures their undying actions on camera."

The Old Guard will be produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger, along with Theron, Beth Kono and AJ Dix for Denver and Delilah; and Marc Evans. Rucka is penning the script himself.

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