Valerian casts Elizabeth Debicki at the last minute

Well, if you can get Elizabeth Debicki in your film, you probably should

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is heading to cinemas in August but a casting announcement has been made that kind of goes beyond last minute.

Variety reports that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Night Manager star Elizabeth Debicki has been brought on to voice a character, with the casting happening during the film’s post-production. There’s no information on her role in the film, but could she be the voice-over in the film’s final trailer that was released last week?

Going by Debicki’s recent run of form (she was also excellent in Australian mystery series The Kettering Incident, and she’s got Steve McQueen’s Widows and that untitled Cloverfield movie on the way), it does make sense to put her in your film if you possibly can.

Read the official synopsis for the film here:

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of Leon, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

The film stars Dane DeHaan (Life After Beth, Chronicle) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) in the leads, as well as Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Rutger Hauer, Alain Chabat and John Goodman.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will be released in cinemas on 4 August 2017. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.