Jennifer Connelly Joins the Cast Of Alita: Battle Angel
Originally eyed over a decade ago by James Cameron for development, the Titanic director turned over the job of helming the manga adaptation to Rodriguez due to scheduling conflicts with pre-production duties on four planned sequels to Avatar. Rodriguez, of course, is known for his diverse filmography that includes such seemingly-disparate titles as Spy Kids, Sin City, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, and Shorts.
As for Connelly, she is widely recognized by children of the 1980’s and 90’s as Sarah, the protagonist of the fantastical Labyrinth who goes on an adventure to save her baby brother from David Bowie’s devious Goblin King. More recently, she reunited with her Beautiful Mind co-star and fellow Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe for the biblical epic Noah.
Comingsoon.net, the source of this story, had this to share about the movie’s cast and story:
She joins a cast that includes Rosa Salazar in the title role, along with Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, Jackie Earl Haley, Ed Skrein, Eiza Gonzales, Lana Condor, Leonard Wu, and Mahershala Ali.
Set in the 26th century, Alita: Battle Angel tells the story of Alita, an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by Dyson.
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