Mads Mikkelsen is in negotiations to play the villain opposite Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s “Chaos Walking” for Lionsgate.
An adaptation of the young adult novel by Patrick Ness, the story is set on a colony planet where all women have been killed by a germ and all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noise.
Holland stars as a boy forced to flee his town with his loyal dog who comes upon a strange sight: a girl (Ridley). Mikkelsen will play the ruthless mayor of Prentisstown who is searching for his former protege and has ambitious expansion plans.
Charlie Kaufman and Jamie Linden penned the script and shooting begins later this summer in Montreal.
Source: Heat Vision