Actor Tom Holland is in talks to join Daisy Ridley in the first film adaptation of young adult book series Chaos Walking.
The Captain America: Civil War star, who portrays the new Spider-Man in the blockbuster franchise, is poised to sign on for the male lead in the dystopian thriller, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Ridley signed on for the movie, based on the books by Patrick Ness, in August (16). Mr. & Mrs. Smith filmmaker Doug Liman will direct.
Chaos Walking is the first of three sci-fi novels set in a world where people can hear each other's thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds.
The Lionsgate Films project is being pitched as the next The Hunger Games, which the studio also distributed.