First announced last fall, Andy and Lana Wachowski’s original sci-fi tale, Jupiter Ascending, is now said to be targeting Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum for leading roles. Deadline has the news, saying that production is anticipated for later this year.
The Wachowskis, whose last film was 2008′s Speed Racer, recently teamed with Run Lola Run director Tom Tykwer for the upcoming Cloud Atlas. A drama with sci-fi elements, that film stars Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Bae Doona and James D’Arcy.
Tatum, who has already appeared this year in Haywire, The Vow and 21 Jump Street is also soon set to appear in Magic Mike and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Kunis, meanwhile, appeared last year in Friends With Benefits and will star in the upcoming Ted and Oz the Great and Powerful.
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