Holliday Grainger Lands Leading Role in ‘Mickey7’

Holliday Grainger

Holliday Grainger is joining the cast for the sci-fi film Mickey7. The new film, which will be directed by Oscar-winning Parasite filmmaker, Bong Joon-Ho, has had a numerous of casting announcements recently. Also starring in the film will be Robert Pattinson, Steven Yeun, Toni Colette and Mark Ruffalo.

Grainger, 34, started shooting the movie in London earlier this week.

“This is arguably Holliday’s biggest role to date. It will see her mix with the A-list of acting and will really elevate her stardom.” a source told The Sun newspaper. 

“She’s had big film roles before. But she was chuffed to be asked to work with Bong, who is one of the most sought-after people in the industry right now.” the source added.

Mickey 7 Details

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Edward Ashton. And Bong will write, direct and produce for his production company Offscreen. The story follows Mickey7 – a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there is a mission that is too dangerous – even suicidal – the crew turns to Mickey.

After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal. He also understands why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it.

Insiders have claimed that Bong’s past experience with adaptations could mean that the big-screen version may differ slightly from the novel.

Holliday Grainger has become more selective with her roles

Holliday Grainger previously revealed that she has become “more selective” about her roles as her acting career develops.

“I’m getting more selective, the more I do. As an actor, you want to do a variety of things. But first and foremost, it’s the script, the quality of the script and the part.” the actress reveals.

“If the script is great and it’s a part that I believe and I believe the world, that’s rarer than you think. It’s always a project that I want to be involved in, if it’s a world that I believe. As an actor, when you’re put into a world that you believe, you’re given the freedom to do what you want with the character.” Grainger adds.

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