UPDATE: We're already super-excited about new film Mad Max: Fury Road thanks to possibly the most amazing cast ever - hello Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy and Rosie Huntington Whiteley - and have been treated to a glimpse of the hotter-than-hot actresses on set. Now, we've got a sneak preview of cheekboney catwalker Abbey Lee Kershaw showcasing a punky pink hair-do for her role in the film remake. God, this is gonna be good.
11 July 2012: Meet The Cast Of Mad Max: Fury Road
It’s so new we don’t even know when it’s coming out… but filming is currently underway for Mad Max: Fury Road, the action-adventure starring Tom Hardy as lead Max Rockatansky. And we Cannot. Wait.
But what do we know of this action extravaganza? Well, it’s the fourth instalment of the original Mad Max trilogy from 1979-1985, which starred a then unknown Mel Gibson and made him a star. In the original, set in a dystopian future in Australia, a brutal biker gang kill a policeman’s family and he seeks his vengeance. In the new version, Charlize Theron co-stars as Furiosa, who is missing the lower half of her left arm.
It also boasts one hell of a cast. Which, to be honest, is what we’re most interested in. Who are they though?
Since his breakthrough performance in Inception two years ago, Tom has taken Hollywood by storm; rom-com This Means War with Reese Witherspoon and boxing drama Warrior were hits last year and, from next week, you can catch him playing baddie Bane in Batman flick, The Dark Knight Rises. So much more than just a pretty face (and smoking hot body).
Clearly she needs no introduction. The Oscar-winning South African beauty has been working non-stop recently, from 2011’s dark comedy Young Adult to this year’s Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsmen. She shaved her head last month for her role as Furosia.
Grand-daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Riley recently appeared as a pink-haired bad girl in Magic Mike where she met co-star and current fiancé, Alex Pettyfer. Rock and roll legacy and super-hot fiancé? She’s on our cool list.
Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz
These two are no strangers to action adventure; they both starred in last year’s X Men: First Class. Brit boy Nicholas you’ll know from the first series of Skins and About A Boy (it’s him! The boy!), whilst Zoe is making serious acting waves after her impressive performance in X Men. And no sign of help from Dad, Lenny, either.
Another Brit, Rosie whet her acting appetite in Transformers: Dark of the Moon last year. Rumour has it she pulled out of US fashion show Project Runway at the last minute to take this role, causing ‘huge drama.’ The show’s production company, owned by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, is reportedly threatening to sue. Oops.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Another model to add to this rather beautiful cast. Australian Abbey has stomped the catwalk for, amongst others, Oscar de la Renta, Halston, Gucci and Rodarte and been photographed by Terry Richardson and Karl Lagerfeld. If she can handle the drama backstage at Fashion Week, filming stunt scenes in outback Australia should be a breeze.