Gearing up to start shooting soon in London, The Wachowskis have cast Bean alongside Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne in their latest sci-fi venture, "Jupiter Ascending." The story centers on a toilet-scrubbing Russian immigrant (Kunis) who actually has the same genetic makeup as the immortal Queen Of The Universe, and thus threatens her rule. A bounty hunter is then dispatched to take her down (Tatum), but they fall in love and go on the run. Bean's role is said to be that of a Han Solo-esque character named Stinger, the news of which just made a million nerds overexcited.
No release date on this one yet, but let's just hope it steers clear of the Nu Age we're-all-connected-zomg stuff of "Cloud Atlas" and just delivers a solid genre piece. And with plans to try and top bullet time, there's no doubt we'll be paying close attention. [Deadline]