Karen Gillan Joins Harrison Ford in CALL OF THE WILD
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jumanji) has joined Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens in the film adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1903 novel Call of the Wild. Omar Sy and Colin Woodell have also been cast in the film.
The story focuses on prospector John Thornton as he treks across the Canadian Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. Ford is taking on the role of Thornton. Gillan will play a character named Mercedes, and we still don’t know who Stevens is playing.
Mercedes is the only female character in the book and she represents a bunch of gender stereotypes from that era. In the book she's weak, impractical, self-centered, overly sentimental and emotional. She spend most of her time crying and complaining. It Makes me wonder if they are going to change her character for this film and instead make her a strong female character.
The movie is going to be a CGI/live-action hybrid and it’s currently shooting Los Angeles with director Chris Sanders (The Croods) at the helm. The script for the film comes from Michael Green (Logan).
I’m a big fan of Gillan, who is currently shooting Avengers 4. Call of the Wild seems like a fantastic project for her to take on and I can’t wait to see her in it!
The movie will be released in theaters on December 25, 2019.