Casting news! Deadline tells us that Australian actor Kick Gurry has been added to the cast of Andy and Lana Wachowski’s next effort, “Jupiter Ascending.” Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Mila Kunis, and Sean Bean are already set to star.
Gurry previously worked with the Wachowskis on “Speed Racer.” He’s recently been seen in the Australian TV series “Offspring” and the online series “Cybergeddon.” He’s been shooting “All You Need Is Kill” with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in London, where “Jupiter Ascending” will also film.
(By the way, IMDb says Kick is a nickname Gurry got when he was a kid. His real name is Christopher, but his little brother couldn’t pronounce that and called him “Kicker,” thus “Kick.” Awww, isn’t that cute…)
Here’s how they’re describing “Jupiter Ascending:”
“Jupiter Ascending” is about higher forms of life who are watching us from other, albeit this time non-meta worlds, but actual, other worlds, as in planets and moons. Mila Kunis will play a Russian immigrant who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.