Peter Parker himself, Tom Holland, is circling a role in Chaos Walking, the post-apocalyptic thriller in the works from Lionsgate and director Doug Liman.
Negotiations are ongoing, according to The Hollywood Reporter, though it’s understood Holland is in contention to join The Force Awakens breakout Daisy Ridley, who came attached to the gestating adaptation some months ago. Lifted from Patrick Ness’ bestseller, Chaos Walking takes place in a world in which all women have been wiped out by an aggressive virus, one that also lends the remaining male survivors with the ability to hear one another’s thoughts via a stream of consciousness called Noise.
Should a deal fall into place, Tom Holland would play the part of Todd Hewitt, the only boy in a town of men. Eager to put some distance between himself and the cacophony, Todd sets off into New World with only his loyal dog for company, before crossing paths with an eerily silent girl (Daisy Ridley).
Here’s the synopsis pulled from Ness’ dystopian novel:
Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
Oscar-winning scribe Charlie Kaufman and Jamie Linden contributed to the Chaos Walking screenplay, though there’s currently no mention of when the Liman-directed thriller will enter production. Looking further afield, following his MCU debut with Civil War, Tom Holland has lined up Spider-Man: Homecoming for July 7, 2017, while the rising star recently enlisted for The Current War opposite Michael Shannon and Benedict Cumberbatch.