This is interesting. Terry Gilliam has been cast in a small role in Jupiter Ascending, the new Snow White-inspired sci-fi fable from The Wachowskis, and as well as commenting on his casting via Facebook, he shared this image.
Off at dawn tomorrow to pretend to be an actor in the new Wachowski’s film, Jupiter Ascending. It’s a small but vital part (or so I’m told). Apparently, these guys are in the film as well. I can’t wait to meet my hairdresser.
This solves a little mystery I’d been puzzling over lately. As I wrote, a couple of weeks back:
Gilliam also [spoke] about another film he’ll “be involved in this year,” though they’ve agreed to keep any further details secret for now.
Next question: what’s his secret Neil Gaiman project?
Jupiter Ascending will star Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. Here’s he official plot blurb:
Jupiter Jones [Kunis] was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks.
Only when Caine [Tatum], a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
The film is planned as the start of a series. As ever, we’ll have to see about that. I’m in though – at the very least to see what they do put on Gilliam’s head. Meanwhile, Gilliam’s own next film, The Zero Theorem, is just wrapping up post production and should – hopefully – be with us later this year.