Les Miserables star Eddie Redmayne is in talks to join the cast of Jupiter Ascending for directors Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.
The story is set in a future where humans are considered the lowest form of life in the galaxy. Channing Tatum stars as an intergalactic bounty hunter who is sent by the Queen of the Universe to kill an Earth woman (Mila Kunis) whose genetic traits are identical to the Queen's. The plot thickens when the would-be assassin falls for his target. No details were released for Eddie Redmayne's character.
Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski will direct from their own original screenplay, and will also serve as producers. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2013.
Aside from his role in the upcoming Les Miserables, Eddie Redmayne was most recently seen in Hick, My Week with Marilyn, and War Horse.