Actress and singer Cailee Spaeny has reportedly been cast as the female lead in Legendary‘s Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. Star Wars star John Boyega will play the male lead, with Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) also starring.
Boyega is playing the son of Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba‘s character from the original Guillermo del Toro film.
Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (the subtitle was reported by Variety today) will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Marvel’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.
Pacific Rim hit theaters in summer 2013 and grossed $101 million at the domestic box office. It went on to take in over $411 million worldwide. The original film starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.