Deadline is reporting that Taylour Paige (Zola) has been cast in Legendary Entertainment’s upcoming reboot of the 1984 cult superhero action-comedy The Toxic Avenger.
Paige, who is coming off an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, will star alongside Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, who will take on the titular role, and Doctor Sleep star Jacob Tremblay in an undisclosed role. Macon Blair will helm this Toxic Avenger reboot for Legendary Entertainment and sees Lloyd Kaufman, the co-director behind the original Toxic Avenger film and producer of all things Troma, returning as the producer.
The Toxic Avenger reboot is described as a “contemporary reimagining” of the original 1984 low-budget action-comedy film, which follows a struggling everyman who falls into a vat of toxic waste, forever transforming him into a mutant freak in the original. This takes our hero from a once shunned outcast to an underdog hero. However, there has been no confirmation whether this new version will follow that origin story.