Actress Anya Taylor-Joy has landed the lead role in the film Furiosa , a spin-off from Mad Max: Fury Road . The film about Mad Max character Furiosa is being produced by Warner Bros., Deadline reports .

George Miller, who made Mad Max: Fury Road , will direct Furiosa . In addition to Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also star in Furiosa .

The film is about Furiosa’s life before she came into contact with Mad Max. In Mad Max: Fury Road , the role of Furiosa was played by Charlize Theron. The 45-year-old actress previously announced that she was not allowed to take on the role of Furiosa in this prequel. “It breaks my heart and it’s hard to accept, but I respect George,” she told The Hollywood Reporter at the time . Miller preferred a younger actress for this movie.

24-year-old Taylor-Joy is best known for her roles in The Witch , Split and Glass and is currently in theaters in The New Mutants .