Glen Powell to Join Daisy Edgar-Jones in New ‘Twisters’ Chapter

Glen Powell to Join Daisy Edgar-Jones in New ‘Twisters’ Chapter

This year’s tornado season has been unusually active—on the screen as well as in real life. Following recent reports that Daisy Edgar-Jones would be starring in Twisters, now rumors are whirling about that Glen Powell will be joining the storm-chaser cast.

The upcoming Twisters—note the plural—is described by Universal and Amblin as a “new chapter” in the story that originated with Jan de Bont’s 1996 Twister film, which was based on a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. Steven Spielberg was one of the executive producers of that epic disaster film about the romantic dalliances of a group of storm chasers.

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The film starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton and grossed nearly 0 million worldwide; it was noted for its earthshaking (literally) THX sound effects.
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Powell has been spinning in a whirlwind of his own in recent months, having blown away the critics or his starring role in Top Gun: Maverick. Plus, he co-starred with Jonathan Majors in Devotion, a historical war epic he also executive-produced for Sony. Powell is slated to star in Hitman, Richard Linklater’s upcoming action-comedy and will also be seen in Universal’s sci-fi thriller Deputy X and in the comedy Foreign Relations.

Lee Isaac Chung will be directing Twisters from a script by Mark L. Smith, noted for his work on The Revenant. Chung’s semi-autobiographical film Minari won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. He made his directorial debut at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival with Munyurangabo, the first feature film in the Kinyarwanda language in the African nation of Rwanda.

Daisy Edgar-Jones was lauded recently for her appearances in Normal People and Where the Crawdad Sings. Edgar-Jones also appeared in Fresh and in the limited series Under the Banner of Heaven, earning a Golden Globe nomination. She is presently filming Daniel Minihan’s On Swift Horses, starring opposite Jacob Elordi, Will Poulter, and Diego Calva.

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