‘Rogue One’ actress, Felicity Jones, has officially joined the cast of George Clooney’s Netflix feature ‘Midnight’.
Jones joins in an undisclosed role in the film which is based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel ‘Good Morning, Midnight’.
The post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, and an astronaut onboard the Aether spacecraft, which is trying to return home to Earth, as Augustine races to make contact with the spaceship.
Clooney will star and direct in the film and also produce alongside Grant Heslov while Mark L. Smith will adapt the screenplay from the sci-fi thriller.
“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” said Clooney. “Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”
“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division. “The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it.”
Jones received an Oscar nomination for her lead performance in ‘The Theory of Everything’. She went on to star in ‘On The Basis of Sex’ opposite Armie Hammer playing Ruth Bader-Ginsburg. She also stars in Amazon/Mandeville Films’ Tom Harper-directed ‘Aeronauts’ film, out later this year. She also lends her voice to the family animation ‘Dragon Rider’ which is set for a release in 2020.
The film goes into production in October.