The star of About a Boy and Channel 4’s Skins Nicholas Hoult has been cast in George Miller’s Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Currently impressing with Colin Firth in A Single Man, Hoult will star alongside Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy as a character known as Nux, and that’s as much as Heat Vision, who reported the story, can tell us.

By sheer coincidence I saw A Single Man last night and was very impressed with Hoult though he was very boyish, and rightly so. How this will play once the world has gone to Hell in a Thunderdome is unclear, but Hoult is making his name with brio.