Los Angeles, Dec 14: Oscar-winning music composer Herbie Hancock has joined the cast of sci-fi film “Valerian”, to be directed by Luc Besson.
Besson took to Instagram to made the announcement, reported Variety.
“Herbie Hancock is a legend. His music was my only friend at 14. I learn so much listening this genius. I’m proud to have him for a role in #Valerian,” he wrote. Hancock, 75, will join Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen and Ethan Hawke for the project.
Besson will write and direct, while Virginie Besson Silla will produce on behalf of EuropaCorp, which will finance, produce and distribute. The film set in the 28th century, when humanity discovered how to time-travel, is based on the graphic novel created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967.