‘Kraven The Hunter’ Movie Adds Oscar Nominee Ariana DeBose to Cast – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh off of her historic SAG Awards win on Sunday night, Ariana DeBose has her eyes set on her next big project. The Oscar nominee West Side Story The star is set to join Sony Pictures’ Marvel movie Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor Johnson in the lead role. While unconfirmed, sources say DeBose will play Calypso in the film.
JC Chandor is shooting with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing. Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Richard Wenk wrote the screenplay.
One of Sony Pictures’ Universe of Marvel Characters, Kraven is among Marvel’s most iconic and notorious anti-heroes who have encountered Venom and Black Panther among many others, while being one of Marvel’s most notorious foes. and the most fearsome of Spider-Man. The film will be released in theaters on January 13, 2023.
As for Calypso, she is a voodoo priestess who uses magic potions, and in addition to being an adversary of Spider-Man, she is also the occasional partner and lover of Kraven.
Sony is coming out of a good sequence, with Spider-Man: No Coming Home to become the biggest movie of 2021 with $1.8 billion in worldwide sales after Venom: let there be carnage earned over $500 million worldwide. As for future movies, Jared Leto star Morbius bows in the United States in April, and the studio has just named Dakota Johnson to direct Madame Web.
DeBose’s stock skyrocketed after her scene-stealing role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film West Side Story adaptation. Along with winning the SAG Award for Supporting Actress, DeBose also has BAFTA and Critics Choice names in the same category.
She will next appear in Matthew Vaughn’s action movie Argyle Apple, starring Henry Cavill, Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson and Dua Lipa, and will also star in Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s space thriller ISS alongside Chris Messina and Pilou Asbaek.
DeBose earned a Tony Award nomination for her role as Disco Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and appeared alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Tony-winning musical hamilton as an original cast member in Broadway and Off Broadway productions, as well as the Emmy Award-winning film version that was later released on Disney+. She also starred in Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of the musical Prom for Netflix and Lorne Michaels musical comedy series Schmidadon! on Apple TV+.
She is replaced by CAA, AC Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.