Fandom got notably excited when it was announced that Neill Blomkamp alongside RoboCop’s original creators would be tackling a direct sequel to the original 1987 movie titled RoboCop Returns. Well, he has another project on the horizon before that happens and that is Greenland starring Chris Evans. The project has been off the radar lately but there is a new rumbling from DiscussingFilm about a potential casting addition.
We have been told from multiple sources that Kate Mara (‘Fantastic Four’, ‘The Martian’) is potentially in early talks to join the cast of Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Greenland’ as the female lead for the film.
They are currently treating this tidbit as a rumor for the moment.
The interesting bit about this potential casting is Evans and Mara had both been part of Fox’s Fantastic Four franchise, despite having roles in separate incarnations. Mara has been taking smaller roles over the last couple of years and a smaller action film like this might be a good fit.
Details have been mostly scarce for Greenland but will focus on a family man named Jeff (Evans), who has to take his young family to the safest spot on the planet which is titular Greenland. Mara is seemingly up for the role of Evans’ wife, while they are also trying to cast the pair’s young diabetic son Nathan. It’s expected to have a natural disaster/science fiction element to the crux of the story as well.
As I previously reported the film will be shooting in Toronto (currently scouting locations) and possibly New York City. Production has moved around a lot to accommodate Chris Evans’ busy schedule with Avengers 4 reshoots and his current project which is Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out starring Daniel Craig.
However, it looks like things will kick-off on January 21st and will wrap mid-March.
The action film’s crew will consist of cinematographer Manoel Ferreira (Zygote) and production designer Peter Mihaichuk (Rabid, The Predator), both of which I reported on a while back.
STX Entertainment has yet to officially announce the full cast or a release date for Greenland.
SOURCE: DISCUSSING FILM