Teresa Palmer Denies Role In Mad Max: Fury Road

Ever since Jay Baruchel leaked her name to Australia's Herald Sun, Teresa Palmer's name has been attached to George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. And why would we dispute it? Baruchel has been working with Palmer over the past couple months on The Sorcerer's Apprentice and had no incentive to lie about the project. Whether it was on purpose or not, the actor did get his facts wrong and it is now being reported that Palmer will not be appearing in the film.

While at a junket for for the upcoming Disney film, Palmer told Coming Soon that she will not be a part of Miller's film, which stars Tom Hardy in the lead role and has Charlize Theron, Zoë Kravitz and Nicholas Hoult supporting. The rumor began when Baruchel told the Australian paper that Palmer would be playing "the main chick" and would be filming it over the next year.

While it's strange that this story hung around for six months without being denied, it was a peculiar story to begin with. Without meaning to offend, why cast Palmer as the lead female when you've already signed Charlize Theron? Palmer is certainly an up-and-coming actress, but this story has weird written all over it. Something tells me that we aren't hearing the whole truth and we can expect more to leak out in the coming weeks.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.