cara delevingne's hollywood takeover continues with a luc besson-directed sci-fi

Following in the footsteps of Milla Jovovich, Cara Delevingne will be the next model-turned-actress to star in a Luc Besson-directed sci-fi.

by Felicity Kinsella
13 May 2015, 1:30pm

Photography Tyrone Lebon. Fashion Director Charlotte Stockdale. The Q+A Issue, No. 324, Spring 13

He gave Milla her breakout role in The Fifth Element, and now legendary director Luc Besson has cast Queen Delevingne in his latest movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, alongside Spiderman heartthrob Dane DeHaan. Taking to Twitter for the first time, Besson announced the film ("Shooting in December. In theatres 2017") and revealed its first logo. Based on the French graphic novel Valérian and Laureline, which was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières in 1967, DeHaan will be Valerian, a time-traveler from the future and Delevingne will be his flame-haired sidekick. It's no secret that Cara's dream has always been of the silver screen rather than the catwalk, and with Face of an Angel under her belt, Paper Towns out this summer, Pan later in the year, Suicide Squad set for release in 2016, and now a much anticipated sci-fi from Luc Besson, it looks like she'll soon be kicking off her runway shoes for good...

Cara Delevingne
The Fifth Element
Luc Besson
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets