Glen Powell Ready to Twirl in “Twister” Sequel With Daisy Edgar Jones

Glen Powell is ready to do the twist.

Apologies for the above, but we stand by the joke’s relevance—Powell is in talks to co-star opposite Daisy Edgar-Jones in Twisters, a sequel to Speed director Jan de Bont’s 1996 box office smash that starred Bill Paxton and Helent as a pair of married storm chasers on the brink of divorce whose coping mechanism and form of couples counseling consists of chasing massive, extremely violent tornadoes. The film deployed cutting technology (the flying cows remain a potent symbol of the dawn of a new age of CGI), a script co-written by “Jurassic Park” writer Michael Crichton, and was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Deadline broke the story.

The sequel will come from the Oscar-nominated director of Menari, Lee Isaac Chung, from a script by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant). Powell broke out playing Hangman in 2022’s super smash hit Top Gun: Maverick and recently starred as another pilot, only this time in the historical war epic, Devotion. Powell’s also got a film coming out that he co-wrote with none other than Richard Linklater, Hitman, that he’s starring in. Daisy Edgar-Jones made her big splash in Hulu’s Normal People, an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel, and recently starred in another adaptation of a hit novel, Where the Crawdads Sing.

Powell and Edgar-Jones will make for a nice pair in Twisters, which will have CGI technology available that even the crack team that delivered the original would find astonishing.

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