Holliday Grainger has landed a leading role in the sci-fi film ‘Mickey7’. She started shooting the movie the week – which will be directed by Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho – in London. Holliday will be starring opposite Robert Pattinson for the third time, and also in the cast is Toni Colette, Mark Ruffalo, Steven Yeun and Naomi Ackie.
On The Sun newspaper: “This is arguably Holliday’s biggest role to date. It will see her mix with the A-list of acting and will really elevate her stardom. She’s had big film roles before but she was chuffed to be asked to work with Bong, who is one of the most sought-after people in the industry right now.”
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Edward Ashton and Bong will write, direct and produce for his production company Offscreen.
The story follows Mickey7 – a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonise the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there is a mission that is too dangerous – even suicidal – the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it.
Holliday claims: “I’m getting more selective, the more I do. As an actor, you want to do a variety of things, but first and foremost, it’s the script, the quality of the script and the part. If the script is great and it’s a part that I believe and I believe the world, that’s rarer than you think. It’s always a project that I want to be involved in, if it’s a world that I believe. As an actor, when you’re put into a world that you believe, you’re given the freedom to do what you want with the character.”