Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins Charlize Theron in The Immortal Soldier Film THE OLD GUARD
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange) is the latest actor to be cast in the upcoming supernatural film project The Old Guard. The actor joins Charlize Theron, who was previously cast in the Netflix produced film that centers on “old soldiers who never die, finding themselves trapped in immortality without explanation.”
The film is based on the graphic novel series, which was created by author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández. Here’s the synopsis:
Guard tells of a small group of soldiers, led by a woman named Andy (Theron), who are inexplicably immortal and have been working as mercenaries through the ages. The novelty of not dying long gone, the group gets a jolt in their bones when they discover the existence of a new Greg Ruckimmortal at the same time as a nefarious organization captures their undying actions on camera.
The cast also includes Harry Melling (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Veronica Ngo (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Luca Marinelli, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, and Kiki Layne.
Gina Prince-Bythwood (Love & Basketball) is directing the film.