Date: 28th July 2022
Taron Egerton has been cast as the lead in the action thriller "Carry On" for Netflix and Amblin Partners.
The film, a high-flying adventure, will star Taron Egerton of "Kingsman" and "Rocketman" fame and will be directed by "Jungle Cruise" filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra. The story follows Ethan Kopek, a young TSA agent who gets blackmailed by a mysterious traveler to let a dangerous package slip through security and onto a Christmas Day flight.
Egerton has been one of the most highly regarded young actors ever since he portrayed Elton John in the 2019 film about superstar Elton John’s life titled, Rocketman. That movie earned an astonishing $96 million at the domestic box-office and Egerton won countless raves for his turn playing the aforementioned music legend.
Egerton recently starred in Apple TV+’s prison thriller "Black Bird". He will re-team with the streamer on "Tetris", a drama about the development of the popular video game of the same name. Collet-Serra next oversees "Black Adam", a DC comics adaptation with his "Jungle Cruise" star Dwayne Johnson. His other credits include "The Shallows" and "Non-Stop", a Liam Neeson thriller that was also set in an airplane.
Source: Press Release