We previously reported that Charlize Theron was up for the role of the female lead in George Miller's upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road. Turns out that the role has instead gone to Teresa Palmer. From Comingsoon.net:
The Herald Sun is reporting Jay Baruchel spilled the beans that Teresa Palmer is joining the cast of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road.
Baruchel told reporters interviewing him for DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon that Palmer, his co-star in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, will join Tom Hardy, who's playing the title character in the film.
"She gets to work with him, and she's (going to be) doing 'Mad Max 4' with Miller," Baruchel said, adding, "She's the main chick in 'Fury Road'. She's going to be there for over a year. It's really, really cool."
The "main chick" was believed to be Charlize Theron, who was confirmed to be starring in October. We're not sure if Baruchel was mistaken. It's possible that Theron is still the female lead and that Palmer will co-star.
Miller previously cast Palmer in the Justice League of America movie that was scrapped.
I'm still not convinced by the choice of Shinzon as Max though.