Up and coming actress Riley Keough is currently in talks to grab a role in Mad Max: Fury Road, the upcoming fourth title in the franchise. Keough is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of beloved King of Rock, Elvis Presley.
The original three films — Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome — all starred Mel Gibson as a man whose family were brutally murdered at the hands of a biker gang in a dystopian and eventually post-apocalyptic future where anarchy reigns. After gaining his revenge for the tragedy, Max goes into a deep, dark place, but eventually resurfaces as a warrior ready to protect the innocent and fight the evolving evils of the depressing world.
This new film in the franchise was rumored for a while before being confirmed. George Miller, director of each of the previous three titles, will be returning to direct this new adventure, though after many whispers about whether Gibson would return or not it was decided that he would not. We later were informed that Tom Hardy (Inception) would be stepping into the shoes of Max, and that Charlize Theron would be playing the female lead.
Keough would be playing one of the Five Wives, a group of women that Max will protect. Zoe Kravitz (daughter of Lenny), Teresa Palmer, and Adelaide Clemens have also been cast as members of the group. No other real details are currently known about the film.
The actress was once a model for Victoria’s Secret, and made her film debut in The Runaways as Cherie Curry’s sister, Marie. She also has two more performances on the way in The Good Doctor and Jack and Diane.
[Source: Heat Vision]