August 10, 2010 / 5:03 AM / 8 years ago

Elvis' granddaughter eyeing role in "Mad Max" film

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Riley Keough, the 21-year-old granddaughter of Elvis Presley, is in talks to join the cast of the fourth “Mad Max” movie.

Model Riley Keough poses for photographers as she arrives at the premiere of "The Runaways" in New York City March 17, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

The plot of “Fury Road” is being kept secret, but things take place a short while after the story detailed in 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,” the third in the series. That keeps Mad Max relatively young and allows him to be played by Tom Hardy (“Inception”).

Keough will play one of the “Five Wives,” a group of women that Hardy must protect from the bad guys. Zoe Kravitz (Lenny’s daughter), Teresa Palmer and Adelaide Clemens are three of other wives. Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult (“A Single Man”) round out the cast.

The movie is eyeing a start date for early next year. Series creator George Miller is writing and directing.

Keough, who started modeling at 14, made her film debut in this year’s “Runaways,” the biopic of the 1970s female rock band. She played Marie Currie, the sister of band member Cherie Currie.

This year, Keough — the elder child of Lisa Marie Presley and musician-actor Danny Keough — shot “The Good Doctor” with Orlando Bloom, and replaced Olivia Thirlby as Jack in “Jack and Diane,” a lesbian-themed werewolf romance that also stars Juno Temple (Julien’s daughter) and Kylie Minogue. Both pictures are due to be released next year.

Cast member Riley Keough speaks to reporters as she arrives at the premiere of "The Runaways" in New York City March 17, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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