“Rocketman” and “Kingsman” star Taron Egerton has signed on for the male lead in “Beau Travail” and “High Life” director Claire Denis’ new romantic drama thriller “Stars at Noon” for Curiosa Films, RT Features and A24.
Egerton replaces Robert Pattinson who dropped out of the project due to conflicting shooting commitments. Based on the 1980s Denis Johnson, the story unfolds in Nicaragua amid a period of violence and political turmoil.
Egerton will play an employee of a shady British oil company who becomes entangled with a struggling female reporter (Margaret Qualley) whom he meets in the bar of a faded luxury hotel.
The young British actor will next be seen in the Apple event series “In With The Devil” and a new film about the legal dramas surrounding the creation of the video game “Tetris”.