Anya Taylor-Joy, Brendan Fraser, Chris Evans, & More Join Sacrifice Cast

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According to Deadline, French filmmaker Romain Gavras is currently assembling a star-studded cast for his first English-language directorial feature titled, Sacrifice.

Golden Globe winner Anya Taylor-Joy (Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga) and Oscar winner Brendan Fraser (Brothers, Rental Family) have officially signed on to join the upcoming satire movie, along with Marvel stars Chris Evans (Red One, Materialists) and Salma Hayek (Without Blood). The story will take place at a high-end charity gala, where a violent group of radicals raids the event on a mystical quest to fulfill a prophecy.

Taylor-Joy is expected to play the antagonist, while Evans will play the movie star she has tapped to die, along with the two others. The outlet notes that casting is still underway for the project, while production is expected to begin in September.

Who’s involved in Sacrifice?

Sacrifice will be directed by Gavras from a screenplay he co-wrote with executive producer Will Arbery. Just like his most recent movie Athena, the upcoming project will also include a bit of Greek mythology elements in its storyline. In addition to leading the cast, Taylor-Joy and Evans will also serve as producers alongside Gavras and Robert Walak.

"It came from a very simple idea, which is every time you go to those events, whether it's in Cannes, whether it's a charity event and where you have all those people, the mischievous side of me, and I think the audience as well when they're watching those events, they kind of want something to go really horribly wrong. When you see glitzy people and all the shininess and all that stuff, you want that moment to be twisted, right?” Gavras said in a statement.

“I was raised myself on Greek mythology. Instead of being fed new movies when I was a kid, my parents were telling me these Greek tales, where a mom eats her kids and of sacrifices to volcanoes. Those things fed me and led to the idea of having a group of kids that have a very specific agenda that comes from a very mythological kind of belief system. There is the fondness of satire and Will is amazing at the sharpness of the tone of the characters and the humanity of them. I am so excited by our cast.”

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