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PACIFIC RIM: MAELSTROM (2018): Cailee Spaeny Cast

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Cailee Spaeny Joins Pacific Rim: Maelstrom

The up-and-coming actress has been cast in a lead role in the sequel to the 2014 Guillermo Del Toro science fiction film.

Cailee Spaeny‘s role in Pacific Rim: Maelstrom marks the first time that she has been given such a high-profile role. As of 2016, the only film productions to her name are Counting to 100 and The Shoes, although she is also known for her skill as a musician. At any rate, the casting is a major triumph for the young actress, as it will expose her to viewers around the world and increase her chances of being offered similar roles.

Also set to work on the project are Suicide Squad‘s Scott Eastwood and Star Wars: The Force AwakensJohn Boyega, who will portray the  son of Idris Elba‘s lead character from the first film Stacker Pentecost:

Pacific Rim 2 will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight (SpartacusMarvel’s Daredevil) based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham and from a script by Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and del Toro will produce the action adventure film along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. Cale Boyter will serve as the film’s executive producer.

The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures around the world with the exception of China.

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