Spider-Man star Tom Holland has signed on to appear alongside Daisy Ridley in Chaos Walking, director Doug Liman’s upcoming adaptation of Patrick Ness’ YA series, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
Holland is set to portray Todd Hewlitt, a boy living in a post-apocalyptic world where a germ his killed all women and living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts through a stream of images, words and sounds called noise. Forced to flee his hometown with his loyal dog, Todd stumbles upon a strange sight – a girl called Viola (Ridley), and together they set off on a white-knuckle journey in which the boy must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
Production on Chaos Walking is slated to get underway next year. Holland will soon be seen reprising his role as Peter Parker from Captain America: Civil War for July’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, while Ridley will be back as Rey next December in Star Wars: Episode VIII.