Vanessa Kirby and Sydney Sweeney are the latest actors to board Oscar winner Ron Howard’s renamed survival thriller Eden (previously named Origin Of Species), joining Jude Law, Ana De Armas, and Daniel Brühl.
Kirby, best known for her roles in the Mission Impossible franchise, Pieces of a Woman, and Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, will next be seen starring in Ridley Scott’s Napoleon opposite Joaquin Phoenix. Meanwhile, Sweeney was recently seen in White Lotus and true-story drama Reality, and is set to star in Sony’s superhero flick Madame Web opposite Dakota Johnson. Per a Deadline exclusive, the two actresses replace Alicia Vikander and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Eden.
Also joining the project is composing god Hans Zimmer, marking the tenth collaboration between him and Howard.
Based on an unsolved mystery that unfolded on a remote island in the Galapagos, Eden charts the lengths humans will go in pursuit of happiness. It follows a group of people fuelled by a profound desire for change; in order to turn their back to society they leave everything behind and set their futures on the harsh landscape of the Galapagos. According to the film’s producers, the film “explores the human condition in ways that are unexpected, absurd, humorous, sexy, but above all thrilling and deeply suspenseful”.
Eden heads into production at the end of November.