Kingsman's Taron Egerton to star in War of the Worlds

Taron Egerton goes to avoid wasting the universe subsequent, after defending us right here on earth within the Kingsman films.

The 28-year-old actor is taking a while away from his upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman to lend his voice to a musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's science fiction basic The War of the Worlds.

This model is technically a brand new tackle acclaimed musician Jeff Wayne's 1978 idea album, which was primarily based on the novel and featured music combined with spoken phrase recorded by icons like Richard Burton, Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy and David Essex.

Wayne is partnering with Audible to fully reimagine his album and Wells's novel as The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama, which is offered now for pre-order by clicking this hyperlink.

Joining Taron on this basic style story shall be Michael Sheen, The Divergent Series' Theo James and comedy icon Adrian Edmondson, of The Young Ones and Bottom.

"Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds album has held a particular place in my life since I first heard it at age 12," Michael Sheen mentioned at this time (October 12). "Every thrilling observe of music and heart-stopping phrase of the story appears like part of me now.

"So, to be requested to hitch Jeff for this new and good adaptation of his iconic work is kind of actually a dream come true for me. I hope that listeners shall be as excited and as exhilarated experiencing this magnificent and richly immersive leisure as I used to be in collaborating in it."

Audible's The War of the Worlds will be bought with one credit score for Audible members, £19.99 for non-members or free with Audible's 30-day trial.

Not associated to this Audible model, the BBC lately introduced that Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle could be starring in a TV model of The War of the Worlds.