Charlie Hunnam and Djimon Hounsou Join Zack Snyder’s Star Wars-inspired Netflix Movie Rebel Moon

Deepak Gupta February 10, 2022
Updated 2022/02/10 at 12:20 PM

Zack Snyder has added actors Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou and Ray Fisher to the cast of his upcoming feature film Rebel Moon for Netflix. Rebel Moon is inspired by the Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa movies.

South Korean star Bae Doona, known for starring in the hit series Kingdom and The Silent Sea, also joined the cast along with Jena Malone, Staz Nair, E Duffy, Charlotte Maggi and Sky Yang.

Led by Sofia Boutella, the film is Snyder’s second project with the Netflix streaming service following his 2021 film Army of the Dead.

Snyder and Netflix shared the news of casting additions in a Twitter post, with the former also posting concept art for the film.

“Honored to welcome this incredible cast to Rebel Moon. Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae and Ray Fisher join the previously announced Sofia Boutella.

“Jena Malone, Staz Nair, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi and Sky Yang round out the cast. More to come. We will! #RebelMoon @Netflix,” he tweeted.

Snyder wrote the screenplay for Rebel Moon with writers Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad, based on a story by Snyder and Johnstad.

“When a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand,” the film’s official logline reads.

Rebel Moon is the first project to come out of Snyder, his wife Deborah Snyder, and The Stone Quarry’s first contract with Netflix that was signed after the success of Army of the Dead.

Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller will produce for Stone Quarry, while Eric Newman will produce for Grand Electric. Sarah Bowen will executive produce.

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