Loki's Tom Hiddleston lands next lead movie role in The Life of Chuck

Loki star Tom Hiddleston has landed his next lead movie role, appearing alongside Star Wars legend Mark Hamill.

The pair will star in The Life of Chuck, which is based on a short story by Stephen King and will be directed and written by The Haunting of Hill House's Mike Flanagan, according to Deadline.

The story comes from King's anthology If It Bleeds, focusing on the tale of Charles Krantz (played by Hiddleston) as his life story is told in reverse.

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Starting with his death aged 39 from a brain tumour, it will end with his childhood in a supposedly haunted house. Hamill will take on the role of Albie.

Hiddleston recently landed a role narrating Apple TV+ docuseries Big Beasts, and is currently gearing up for the second season of Loki.

Speaking previously about doing a second season of the Marvel show, Hiddleston said: "I am so grateful that we got to do season one, I still am not quite able to process that we get to have another go at this. I am so excited by the possibilities. We are already in discussions. Deep, deep, deep discussions. I can't wait to get started.

"I want to say thank you to the audience because without the audience, we wouldn't be able to make a season two. I hope season one was full of surprises. And I think season two will be full of even more."

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Meanwhile, in the Star Wars universe, the saga is gearing up for a return to the big screen with a number of new movies, including one set 15 years after the events of the Skywalker saga.

Lucasfilm present Kathleen Kennedy recently addressed whether Hamill's Luke Skywalker could return to the fold, admitting it was unclear at the moment.

The Life of Chuck is yet to confirm a release date.

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