Vanessa Kirby, Sidney Sweeney join Ron Howard’s Eden

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Actors Vanessa Kirby and Sidney Sweeney join a talented ensemble for Eden, which director Ron Howard describes as his ‘dream project.’

Ron Howard has acquired the talents of two of the industry’s quickly-rising stars, adding both Vanessa Kirby and Sidney Sweeney to the cast of his upcoming survival thriller, Eden. Deadline reports that Kirby and Sweeney have replaced Alicia Vikander and Daisy Edgar-Jones on the project, which veteran director Ron Howard has dubbed his ‘dream project.’

Both actors have spent the last few years garnering lots of praise for their career choices. That’s likely set to continue, too, with Kirby set to feature as Napoleon’s wife in Ridley Scott's upcoming epic period biopic, while Sweeney will star opposite Glen Powell in the anticipated upcoming romantic comedy, Anyone But YouSweeney is also set to play Julia Carpenter in Sony’s Madame Web, possibly priming her to become a live-action version of  Spider-Woman at some point in the future.

The duo join an already impressive cast that features  Jude Law, Ana de Armas and Daniel Bruhl. The premise of the film is based on ‘an unsolved mystery that unfolded on a remote island in the Galapagos and charts the lengths humans will go in pursuit of happiness.’

Hans Zimmer will score the film and Tetris writer Noah Pink has worked on the script. The project (which was formerly titled Origin Of The Species) is set to shoot in Queensland, Australia at the end of next month where Howard also filmed Thirteen Lives. International sales for the project will be handled at this week’s American Film Market. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.

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