Daryl McCormack is set to feature alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones in Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s “Twisters,” a sequel to 1996’s “Twister,” Variety has learned.
McCormack will play a supporting role to Edgar-Jones’ character, Variety understands. “Top Gun: Maverick” actor Glen Powell will also star in the film alongside Anthony Ramos and Brandon Perea, which Variety last week.
Universal has confirmed McCormack’s casting and additional cast members Maura Tierney (“The Affair”), Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”), Harry Hadden-Paton (“The Crown”), Nik Dodani (“Atypical”), Sasha Lane (“Conversations with Friends”), David Corenswet (“Pearl”), Tunde Adebimpe (“Spider-Man Homecoming”) and Katy O’Brian (The Mandalorian”)
“Minari” helmer Lee Isaac Chung is directing the film from a script by “The Revenant” writer Mark L. Smith. “Twisters” is set to release on July 19, 2024.
McCormack starred with Emma Thompson in “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” for which he was nominated for leading actor at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards. He was also nominated for the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award. The actor’s credits also include hit series “Bad Sisters,” for which he was nominated in the best actor in a supporting role – drama category at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
Starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes and Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1996’s “Twister” made nearly $500 million at the box office and received Oscar nominations in the visual effects and sound categories. It was directed by Jan De Bont (“Speed”) from a screenplay by Michael Crichton, with Steven Spielberg executive producing.
Described as a “new chapter” of the 1996 movie, plot details for “Twisters” remain under wraps. The original “Twister” followed a team of storm-chasers as they hunt down the most powerful tornado in decades.
Warner Bros. Pictures is co-financing “Twisters,” with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley (“Jurassic World Dominion”) producing via the Kennedy/Marshall Company. Universal’s executive VP of production Sara Scott and creative executive Jacqueline Garell will oversee the production for the studio, and Ashley Jay Sandberg will oversee for Kennedy/Marshall.