Cara Delevingne has signed on to star in eco-thriller The Climb. The film will tell the story of female activists who protested Shell Oil’s plan to drill in the Arctic by scaling the Shard in London, Europe’s tallest building.
Delevingne will play one of the six leads, with her character described as an adventurous daredevil. Hayley Easton Street will write and direct the film, marking her feature directorial debut.
She previously worked as an art director on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Justice League, and the Fantastic Beasts series. She said in a statement:
“My passion for this project is unwavering, it is the perfect subject matter, style and technical challenge for me. Using the skills I’ve honed over the last 20 years, The Climb draws on every aspect of my life and work. I couldn’t be more excited about bringing this important environmental story to life, and letting the amazing characters, and thrilling action truly shine on screen.”
The interesting plan for The Climb is to shoot the movie using The Volume technology, essentially making the film a virtual production. The technology involves filming live-action actors and man-made sets in front of large LED video walls.
This technology has only ever been used in a few films and TV shows, all arriving soon: The Batman, Thor: Love and Thunder, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Success on these projects could see The Volume become more widely used in the industry.
Delevingne was last seen in Amazon series Carnival Row and movie Life In A Year. She’s set to join the cast of Hulu’s Only Murders In The Building for its second season, and has films Punk and Tell It Like A Woman lined up next.