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Anthony Ramos of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has joined Daisy Edgar-Jones and Glen Powell in the cast of the Twister follow-up Twisters

Twenty-seven years after the release of the blockbuster disaster film Twister (watch it HERE), Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have finally put a follow-up on the fast track to release – but they’re not calling this one a sequel. Set to reach theatres on July 19, 2024, Twisters is being described as a “new chapter” in what is about to become a franchise… and a new cast member has just signed on to play a role beside the previously announced Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick). That new cast member is (as reported by Deadline), Anthony Ramos of In the Heights and the upcoming film Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

Details on the characters being played by Powell and Ramos have not been revealed. Edgar-Jones will play a storm chaser who has a desk job following a tornado encounter. However, she will be forced back out onto the field.

Minari director Lee Isaac Chung is at the helm of Twisters, working from a screenplay written by The Revenant‘s Mark L. Smith. The film is being co-financed by Warner Bros. Sara Scott and Jacqueline Garell are overseeing the project for Universal Pictures, while Ashley Jay Sandberg does the same for the Kennedy/Marshall production company.

Directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin, the first Twister told the following story: Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes. The film starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt – and a couple years ago, Hunt was developing a sequel with Blindspotting writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal that she wanted to direct herself. Apparently the studio wasn’t interested in her approach.

Universal had talked to Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski about a Twister remake, but Kosinski chose to work with Brad Pitt and Apple on a Formula One racing movie instead.

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