Director Zack Snyder reveals he hopes to cast Anne Hathaway and Billy Crudup in Rebel Moon franchise SuperNayr

Director Zack Synder got candid about his dream casting for his Rebel Moon franchise on The Wayne Ayers Podcast on Friday.

The 58-year-old filmmaker kicked off the show in late 2023 and followed up with a another film this March.

He has been eager to continue the saga. ‘I’m always looking for a spot for Billy because I love Billy,’ Zack said said about The Flash actor.

When asked which female star he would cast he said, he noted Anne Hathaway. 

The 41-year-old actress is currently filming Flowervale Street in Atlanta, Georgia and just wrapped filming on The Idea of You.

Director Zack Synder got candid about wanting to cast Anne Hathaway (pictured) for his Rebel Moon franchise on The Wayne Ayers Podcast on Friday

Director Zack Synder got candid about wanting to cast Anne Hathaway (pictured) for his Rebel Moon franchise on The Wayne Ayers Podcast on Friday

The 58-year-old filmmaker (pictured) kicked off the show in late 2023 and followed up with a another film this March

The 58-year-old filmmaker (pictured) kicked off the show in late 2023 and followed up with a another film this March

'I¿m always looking for a spot for Billy (pictured) because I love Billy,' Zack said said about The Flash actor

‘I’m always looking for a spot for Billy (pictured) because I love Billy,’ Zack said said about The Flash actor

Anne has been busy promoting another movie she has been set to star in lately – her upcoming film The Idea Of You.

The Idea of You centers on a budding May-December romance between a divorced mother of a teenage girl and a famous boy bander, who cross paths at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA.

Hathaway plays 40-year-old Solène while Nicholas Galitzine stars as her 24-year-old love interest, Hayes.

The actress was promoting the film at South by Southwest last week with Nicholas.

Speaking at the festival on Saturday, Nicholas opened up about the ‘chemistry test’ that he and Anne did to ensure that their on-screen dynamic would be as realistic as possible.

‘The chemistry read was kind of transformative. As an actor you oftentimes go into those rooms with so much trepidation, and it was so open,’ he told People.

‘And I kind of remember leaving the room going, “You know, if this doesn’t work out, I am really proud of the work that I did, even in this space.”‘

In a Q&A held after a screening of the movie at the festival, Nicholas went on to share more details about the ‘chemistry test’, explaining that he was asked to suggest a song that he could sing to convince Anne’s character to dance with him.

‘Someone came up with this idea that the actors doing this chemistry test should bring a song that they wanted to use essentially to convince Soléne to get up and dance with him,’ he recalled.

‘And again, [for] someone like me, who is not a dancer, this was incredibly intimidating.

‘But in all seriousness, I remember – these rooms for actors they can be extremely intimidating at times and extremely unnatural in a lot of ways – but there was something almost spiritual that kind of happened there where I felt this immediate connection to Annie, and we had a simpatico and a shared sense of humor and it was just very easy.’

The Idea Of You, based on the book of the same name by Robinne Lee, will be hitting theatres on May 2.

Anne has been busy promoting another movie she has been set to star in lately - her upcoming film The Idea Of You

Anne has been busy promoting another movie she has been set to star in lately – her upcoming film The Idea Of You

Hathaway (pictured) plays 40-year-old Solène while Nicholas Galitzine (pictured) stars as her 24-year-old love interest, Hayes

Hathaway (pictured) plays 40-year-old Solène while Nicholas Galitzine (pictured) stars as her 24-year-old love interest, Hayes

The Idea Of You, based on the book of the same name by Robinne Lee, will be hitting theatres on May 2

The Idea Of You, based on the book of the same name by Robinne Lee, will be hitting theatres on May 2

Filmmaker Zack Snyder has famously worked on Man of Steel, Aquaman and Wonder Woman and shares three children with his wife Deborah Snyder.

Back in 2023, he told Netflix that ‘I’ve been working on this idea for this film Rebel Moon for about 20 years.’

Rebel Moon is the latest collaboration between Snyder and Netflix following his 2021 feature Army Of The Dead.

That bodes well for the new venture, with the film viewed by 72 million households in its first four weeks, according to the streaming platform.

He also wrote Army Of Thieves, Netflix’s prequel to the aforementioned original, and is working on a sequel and anime spinoff series.

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