Ron Howard’s Origin of Species cast evolves

Ron Howard’s next film, Origin of Species, has landed Ana de Armas, Jude Law, Alicia Vikander, and Daniel Brühl in major roles.

Last Updated on May 25, 2023

Ron Howard’s latest movie has landed a studded and decorated cast, as Origin of Species will feature a quartet of Oscar and Golden Globe nominees. Today, it was announced that Ana de Armas, Jude Law, Alicia Vikander, and Daniel Brühl will be leading the cast.

As per Deadline, Origin of Species is described as as survival thriller that is “a darkly comic tale of murder and survival, set around a group of eclectic characters who abandon civilization for the Galapagos. They are all searching for the answer to that ever-pressing question that plagues us all: what is the meaning of life.”

Of the Origin of Species cast, Ana de Armas is the most recent Academy Award nominee, earning acclaim for playing Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Jude Law has two Oscar nods to his name in The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain, while Alicia Vikander snagged Best Supporting Actress for 2015’s The Danish Girl. Daniel Brühl has yet to earn an Oscar nod, but considering his last movie, All Quiet on the Western Front, was nominated for a surprising nine Oscars it wouldn’t have been terribly shocking if he rode the wave (it certainly would have been deserved). He was, however, up for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes for Rush, also directed by Ron Howard.

Origin of Species is being offered at the Cannes market this year, with the 76th Cannes Film Festival running from this Tuesday until May 27th. With the level of talent in the cast and industry respect for its director, Origin of Species should be looking at a successful time on the French Riviera. Ron Howard brought Solo: A Star Wars Story to the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it screened out of competition. The chances of him bringing Solo 2 to the festival–or anywhere–don’t seem that high…

Origin of Species comes from Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, which he founded in 1985 with Brian Grazer, in addition to CAA Media Finance and Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios. Howard’s most recent film was Thirteen Lives, about the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue. He also served as an executive producer on Disney+’s Willow, although he hopes to direct an episode in the future.

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Source: Deadline

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