Actress Anya Taylor-Joy has

landed

the lead role in the movie

Furiosa

, a spin-off from

Mad Max: Fury Road

.

The

Mad Max

character Furiosa film is being produced by Warner Bros.,

Deadline

reports

.

George Miller, who made

Mad Max: Fury Road

, will direct

Furiosa

.

In addition to Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also star in

Furiosa

.

The film is about Furiosa's life before she came into contact with Mad Max.

In

Mad Max: Fury Road

, the role of Furiosa was played by Charlize Theron.

The 45-year-old actress previously announced that she was not allowed to take on the role of Furiosa in this prequel.

"It breaks my heart and it's hard to accept, but I respect George," she told

The Hollywood Reporter at the time

.

Miller preferred a younger actress for this movie.

24-year-old Taylor-Joy is best known for her roles in

The Witch

,

Split

and

Glass

and is currently in theaters in

The New Mutants

.