“The Hateful Eight’s” Demián Bichir to Play Tom Holland’s Father in “Chaos Walking”


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Oscar-nominated actor Demián Bichir is set to play Tom Holland’s adoptive father in Lionsgate’s , the Tracking Board has confirmed.

Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is directing the adaptation of the bestselling YA novel by Patrick Ness.

The post-apocalyptic thriller is set in a dystopian world where nearly all women have been killed and there is no privacy, as all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds known as “the Noise.”

Holland will play a young man who crosses paths with a rare female (Daisy Ridley), who may have the power to change the world. Mads Mikkelsen is nearing a deal to play the ruthless local mayor on the hunt for the two leads.

Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur and Erwin Stoff are producing the sci-fi thriller, which will hit theaters on March 1, 2019. Charlie Kaufman, Jamie Linden, Matthew Lopez, Lindsey Beers, John Lee Hancock and Gary Spinelli all had a hand in the script.

Bichir earned an Oscar nomination for his devastating turn as a struggling father in A Better Life, which led to roles in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. The Mexican actor recently wrapped the Conjuring spinoff The Nun, which comes out next year.

Bichir is represented by , and Deadline broke the news of his casting.

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