Sigourney Weaver has signed on to join the cast of Apple Original Films and Skydance’s upcoming romantic action feature, The Gorge. The drama will also star Miles Teller and Anya Taylor-Joy, Deadline is reporting.
The Black Phone helmer, Scott Derrickson is set to direct The Gorge. Deadfall and Fast X scribe Zach Dean wrote the script for the upcoming movie, which he sold on spec to Skydance last year.
Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger are producing The Gorge alongside Crooked Highway’s Derrickson and his frequent collaborator, C. Robert Cargill, as well as Sherryl Clark, Dean, Adam Kolbrenner and Greg Goodman. Plot details have not yet been released, but the film is described as a high-action, genre-bending love story.
In addition to starring in the drama, Teller will serve as an executive producer. The Gorge is the latest collaboration between Skydance and the BAFTA-nominated actor, after he starred in last year’s Oscar-nominated action drama, Top Gun: Maverick.
Skydance also recently collaborated with Dean on the 2021 military sci-fi drama, The Tomorrow War. Skydance served as a production company on the movie, which the screenwriter penned. Apple Original Films and Skydance have not yet announced a release date for The Gorge.
Weaver’s casting in the upcoming drama comes after she reprised her role of Dr. Grace Augustine, as well as portrayed the new character of Kiri, in last year’s Academy Award-nominated epic sci-fi feature, Avatar: The Way of Water. The follow-up became the third highest-grossing movie of all time last month, as it grossed more then $2.2 billion at the worldwide box office.
The Oscar-nominated actress is expected to return to the popular franchise for its final two installments. They’re expected to be released in 2024 and 2026, respectively.
Additionally, Weaver also starred in multiple features that played at film festivals last year, including writer-director Paul Schrader’s crime thriller, Master Gardener. She also appeared in director Phyllis Nagy’s drama, Call Jane, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Weaver has enjoyed a decades-long career in Hollywood that has seen her as the recipient of a BAFTA, Grammy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. After she received her big break in Ridley Scott’s legendary sci-fi acclaimed movie, Alien, the Emmy-nominated actress appeared in the series’ next three entries. She also starred in the Ghostbusters films, as well as Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm and Galaxy Quest.
The SAG Award-nominated actress will next be seen in Amazon Studios’ drama television series adaptation of Holly Ringland’s 2018 novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Harts. She’ll be portraying June Hart opposite Fear the Walking Dead star Alycia Debnam-Carey.