After filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski tackle the ambitious task of turning “Cloud Atlas” — a hulking novel taking place in six separate time periods from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic, virtually-technology free future — into a feature film, the siblings will direct “Jupiter Ascending.” While all involved are tight-lipped on the sci-fi flick’s plot, we learned back in March that Warner Bros., the studio behind the project, offered lead roles to Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.
On Tuesday evening (April 24) at CinemaCon, Kunis herself confirmed that she’ll star in the film, exclusively giving MTV News’ Josh Horowitz the scoop. Before he could even finish his question regarding whether the rumors are true and whether she’s read a script, Kunis nodded her head and blurted out, “Yes.”
“I love them!” she said about the Wachowskis.
When Horowitz joked, “Thanks for spilling all the beans on that one,” Kunis laughed and responded, “Listen, I told you I’m doing it. That’s the most I’ve told anybody.”
When Deadline Hollywood first broke the news of the film, they described it as the Wachowskis’ “first major science fiction action franchise play since ‘The Matrix,’ ” which hopefully means audiences will be treated to a series of movies.
While 2012 seems to be the year of Channing Tatum, with hits like “The Vow,” “21 Jump Street” and the upcoming summer films “Magic Mike” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Kunis also has a full cinematic plate. She stars in the raunchy comedy “Ted” and the “Wizard of Oz” prequel “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” which stars James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.
“Jupiter Ascending” is set to hit theaters in 2014.
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