Glen Powell Joins Daisy Edgar-Jones in ‘Twister’ Movie

Top Gun: Maverick breakout star Glen Powell will join Daisy Edgar-Jones in Universal and Amblim’s Twister movie.

Minari helmer Lee Isaac Chung will direct from a script by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant).

Frank Marshall is producing via his banner Kennedy/Marshall Company. Marshall’s wife, current Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, was a lead producer on the original.

Twister starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as romantically estranged storm chasers facing rival storm chasers, a host of tornadoes and their feelings for each other. Jan de Bont directed the original, which grossed almost $500 million worldwide and featured ear-vibrating, floor-shaking THX sound design. Steven Spielberg was an exec producer, and author Michael Crichton wrote the screenplay.

The new story is not a sequel, nor is it expected to bring back old characters. The studio is describing it as a “new chapter” in the story. Edgar-Jones will star in the project as a former storm chaser who, after surviving a disastrous tornado encounter, now works a desk job. However, she will soon be forced to — you guessed it — go out into the breach once more.

Executive vp production Sara Scott and creative executive Jacqueline Garell will oversee the film for Universal Pictures. Ashley Jay Sandberg will oversee for Kennedy/Marshall. The film will be co-financed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter


Glen Powell Joins Daisy Edgar-Jones in ‘Twister’ Movie

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