Tom Holland Circles ‘Chaos Walking’ Opposite Daisy Ridley

Lionsgate’s YA franchise hopeful will be directed by Doug Liman

Last Updated: November 28, 2016 @ 2:05 PM

Tom Holland may be swinging from franchise to franchise.

Sony’s new Spider-Man is in talks to join the Lionsgate project “Chaos Walking,” an individual familiar with the conversations said.

“Chaos” is the first in a best-selling young-adult series of novels by Patrick Ness that the mini-major hopes will become its next “Hunger Games.”

Doug Liman (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith”) is on board to direct. Holland would play the male lead opposite “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actress Daisy Ridley.

The book trilogy consists of dystopian thrillers, set in a world where all thoughts are visible in a stream of projected sounds and images called “noise.”

Holland’s upcoming Spider-Man film, subtitled “Homecoming,” is incredibly promising thanks to the character’s reception in “Captain America: Civil War.”

It’s set to hit theater July 17, 2017 — and costars Zendaya Coleman, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei and Hannibal Buress, with cameos from Robert Downey Jr. and Donald Glover.

Holland will also star in the upcoming “The Current War,” from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, opposite Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult.

Lionsgate made its name in the YA franchise space with the juggernaut “Twilight Saga” and later on “The Hunger Games,” though diminishing returns cropped up on that final Jennifer Lawrence film — and would snowball for the underperforming “Divergent” series starring Shailene Woodley, which the studio is planning to wrap up with a final film that will bypass theatrical release.


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