Tom Holland will join the upcoming Chaos Walking movie as lead character Todd. This will be the first YA adaptation for Holland, who appeared in “Captain America: Civil War” as Peter Parker last year.
There are three novels in the Chaos Walking series. In the first book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd is teen who can hear everyone’s thoughts. When Todd stumbles upon a part of town that is completely silent, he discovers a terrible secret that he must run from.
Holland joins co-star Daisy Ridley, an English actress who recently made her breakthrough starring in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Lionsgate will produce the film and Doug Liman will direct. Charlie Kaufman of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and Jamie Linden of “Money Monster” worked on the script. Doug Davison and Allison Shearmur will produce.
The Knife of Never Letting Go is available now.