Cara Delevigne will star alongside Orlando Bloom in Amazon’s new fantasy drama Carnival Row, from Legendary Television. This marks a sharp turn from features to television for the actress, which is becoming an ever-more popular (temporary) foray for big-name Hollywood stars.
First announced in May, Carnival Row is about mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in a city where tensions are high between citizens and the growing immigrant population. There’s also an investigation into a string of unsolved murders, which threaten the uneasy peace.
Delevingne will play Vignette Stonemoss – a faerish refugee who flees her war-torn homeland to arrive in Burgue. There she has to deal with prejudice against her kind and also with the secrets that have followed her.
Think it sounds a little like David Ayer’s Bright? I do too. So these two might have to compete – even if they’re not released at the same time, genre fans will likely favour one or the other.
The drama will be written and executive produced by Rene Echevarria (Star Trek). Paul McGuigan (Luke Cage) will direct and executive produce with Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim). Beacham also wrote the original script – A Killing on Carnival Row. Orlando Bloom will also produce on the show.
Cara was superb in Valerian – I’ve read the comics and thought she was an excellent Laureline. Her turn in Suicide Squad was far less stable (mostly due to her wild dancing), but this news of Carnival Row is exciting. All of these roles highlight how Cara is veering ever-more into the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, which is a great place for her to continue to make her mark – I’m sure I’m not alone in saying we’re more than happy to have her.
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