A lot of recent movie and TV news consists of casting for upcoming projects, and Disney’s recent announcement is no different. 

Richard E Grant has an exciting new role ahead / Picture Credit: Disney+

Richard E Grant has an exciting new role ahead / Picture Credit: Disney+

Today (May 19th, 2022), Disney has announced that SAG Award-winner and Oscar-nominated actor, Richard E. Grant, has been cast in the all-new live-action action/drama series, Nautilus

Grant, who recently starred in Marvel and Disney+ series Loki, will be guest starring in Nautilus as the charming leader of the port town, Karajaan. He is also one of the many characters Captain Nemo and the crew come across on their adventures. 

For the first time, Nautilus will tell Jules Verne’s incredible story from Captain Nemo’s point of view. An Indian Prince is robbed of not only his birth right, but also his family; he is a prisoner, and a man who is determined to get revenge for everything that was taken from him. 

However, once Nemo begins his journey on the amazing Nautilus, he crosses paths and battles with his enemy, but also discovers a wonderful underwater world, and learns to take his place as a leader. 

Joining the cast along with Grant, is Muki Zubis (This Is Going To Hurt) as Casimir, an unflappable sailor who quickly secures her position as First Mate after boarding the Nautilus and, Benedict Hardie (The Luminaries), who plays Cuff, a soldier working for The Company who stows away during Nemo’s coup of the Nautilus. 

Additional cast members include Jacob Collins Levy (Young Wallander) as Captain Youngblood, who is sent to track down the commandeered Nautilus, and Luke Arnold (Black Sails), as Captain Billy Millais, a man on a mission to hunt down Nemo, with whom he shares a past. 

Grant himself will be joining the already announced cast, which includes Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery, The Pursuit of Love), who will play the iconic role of Captain Nemo, Georgia Flood (Anzac Girls), Thierry Frémont (Allied), Céline Menville (Emily in Paris), Pacharo Mzembe (La Brea), with Ling Cooper Tang (The Secrets She Keeps) and Damien Garvey (Jack Irish) along with newcomers Tyrone Ngatai and Kayden Price. 

Nautilus has no release date as of yet, but with casting gaining some momentum, filming may begin soon, suggesting the release date to be 2023, if not later. 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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