Born as part English and part Brazilian, Kaya Scodelario carries the essence of Latin America and Europe within her. “I consider myself a Londoner first and then I consider myself Brazilian before I consider myself English”, she told The Guardian once. The actress shot to fame at the age of fourteen when she earned her debut role in the 2007 series ‘Skins.’ Her character Effy Stonem stole the show and the hearts of the teen viewers alike. The channel E4 series featured a group of teenagers without any prior acting experience in the lead roles. Scodelario and Effy became instant hits and the success of ‘Skin’ catapulted her into the spotlight. She made her feature film debut with the 2009 movie ‘Moon’, alongside Sam Rockwell.
Scodelario’s association with the model agency Models 1 paved way to a sprawling career in the fashion world. Movies like ‘Shank,’ ‘Clash of the Titans’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’ soon followed. Her big breakthrough was the 2014 dystopian sci-fi flick ‘The Maze Runner.’ Scodelario reprised her role in ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ (2015) and ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ (2018). All three movie movies went on to become huge commercial success and Scodelario’s character Teresa Agnes became a fan favorite.
The second big break in Scodelario’s career came when she joined ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,’ the fifth instalment of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise. She played the character of Carina Smyth, alongside Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, and Brenton Thwaites. Scodelario has been working constantly since childhood and the actress seems in no mood to take a break. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Kaya Scodelario movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Kaya Scodelario films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Kaya Scodelario movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
4. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019)
‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ is an upcoming biopic of Ted Bundy, a cold-blooded serial killer. The true-crime drama features Zac Efron and Lily Collins in the lead roles and Kaya Scodelario, Haley Joel Osment, Angela Sarafyan, Jim Parsons, and John Malkovich in supporting roles. Directed by Joe Berlinger, the movie tells the story of the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Efron, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Collins. Kaya Scodelario plays Carole Anne Boone, Bundy’s ex-wife in the movie. Michael Werwie wrote the screenplay based on Kloepfer’s memoir ‘The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy.’ Netflix picked up ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vie’ for a reported $9M at Sundance Film Festival. ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,’ premieres on May 3, 2019 on Netflix.
3. Spinning Out (2019 – )
‘Spinning Out‘ is Netflix’s upcoming drama series starring Kaya Scodelario in the lead role. The 10-episode series follows the life of a promising single skater named Kat Baker. When a dangerous accident takes her off the skating rink, Kat teams up with a talented male skater, played by Evan Roderick. But she risks exposing a top secret by pairing up with this man, who is known for his wild party-boy antics. The pair skates their way towards the Olympic dream while facing odd on and off moments, wounds on the body, financial crisis, and an inevitable mental breakdown. As the male skater thinks that he has finally found his perfect match in professional and personal life, Kat becomes way too stressed out guarding her secret. Kaya replaced actress Emma Roberts to play the role of Kat. Samantha Stratton, who is known for ‘Mr. Mercedes’, is the creator and showrunner of the series. The show is executive produced by co-showrunner Lara Olsen.
2. The King’s Daughter (TBA)
Sean McNamara’s long-gestating ‘The King’s Daughter’ centers on the theme of immortality. The movie features Pierce Brosnan as King Louis XIV, whose never-ending fascination of immortality leads him to doom. The French king’s quest for immortality compels him to abduct a mermaid and grab its life force by brutal force. But when his illegitimate daughter finds out the creature, the King’s life turns on its head. Kaya Scodelario plays the character of Marie-Josephe D’Alember, the lady-in-waiting and an illegitimate daughter of the king, alongside Brosnan.
Set in 17th Century France, ‘The King’s Daughter’ is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Vonda McIntyre. The movie was titled ‘The Moon And The Sun’ earlier. Apart from Pierce Brosnan and Kaya Scodelario, the film also features William Hurt, Benjamin Walker and Bingbing Fan in important roles. Paramount Pictures set ‘The King’s Daughter’ to release on April 10th 2015. But it was later pulled out from the schedule. The new release date of the movie is still unknown.
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1. Crawl (2019)
Paramount’s horror flick ‘Crawl’ stars Kaya Scodelario in the lead role along with Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson and Anson Boon in supportive roles. The movie follows Kaya’s character Haley Keller, who struggles to protect her home and ailing father from a Category 5 hurricane. She finds herself trapped inside the house with some of the most feared predators in the area — alligators. When the first footage from ‘Crawl’ screened at CinemaCon, viewers labelled it as “bloody and chaotic.” The movie is directed by Alexandre Aja — who made ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and ‘High Tension’ earlier — from a screenplay written by Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen. ‘Crawl’ was set for an August 2019 release. But the latest reports suggest that the movie is set to hit theaters early, on July 12, 2019.
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