Riley Keough is following in the footsteps of her legendary grandfather Elvis Presley and her grandmother Priscilla. According to a report from THR, she’s trying her hand at acting with a role in the upcoming Mad Max sequel Fury Road. She’ll star alongside Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron who’ll play the leads in the film.
According to the trade, Keough will star as one of the “Five Wives,” a group of young women that Hardy must protect that includes Aussie native Teresa Palmer, Zoe Kravitz, and Adelaide Clemens. Four out of the five roles have been cast, so it makes us wonder who’ll they’ll get to play the fifth? The plot of Fury Road is being kept under wraps but it’s said to take place shortly after 1985′s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. You know, the one with Tina Turner?
Once again, Fury Road will be directed by George Miller and also stars Clash of the Titans actor Nicholas Hoult. The film is expected to start shooting sometime early next year. Keough made her feature film debut in The Runaways as Cherie Currie’s sister, which she’ll follow up with roles in Jack and Diane, The Good Doctor, and of course Mad Max: Fury Road.
What do you think of Keough joining Mad Max: Fury Road? Do you think she has what it takes to be an actor?