Demi Moore has found a Brave New World at USA Network
Variety has brought word that the upcoming series adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World has found another A-list star for its roster as Empire and Ghost star Demi Moore has joined the cast.
Moore joins the previously cast Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), Jessica Brown Findlay (Harlots), Kylie Bunburry (Game Night), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Sen Mitsuji (Origin), Joseph Morgan (The Originals) and Nina Sosanya (Killing Eve).
Findlay has signed on to star as Lenina Crowne, a Beta Plus Hatchery worker who questions her social class in the harmonious New World who sets off on a vacation with Lloyd’s Bernard Marx to the Savage Lands, which is in the middle of a violent rebellion and is rescued and escorted back to New London by Ehrenreich’s John the Savage, whose presence threatens to upend the society.
The 56-year-old actress, who is set to return to the big screen in the horror comedy Corporate Animals this year, has signed on to play Linda, the hard-living and brash mother to Ehrenreich’s John.
The series was originally set for adaptation at SYFY with Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor (Happy!) attached as the showrunners and writers, but the series moved to USA and added Homecoming writer David Wiener to the crew as the showrunner.
Owen Harris will executive produce and direct the pilot for the series while Taylor and Morrison will executive produce the series and the former will remain on as a consultant. Amblin Entertainment is still attached to produce the project alongside Universal Content Productions.
Considered one of the most influential genre classics of all time and named fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library, the 1931 novel looks 632 years into the future and anticipates new developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that combine to profoundly change society.
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