Nicholas Coult, Jon Hamm, and Andrea Riseborough are all set to star in Alpha Gang, a science-fiction comedy involving aliens.
According to Variety, the project heads to next week’s Cannes market, with Protagonist Pictures handling international sales and CAA Media Finance shopping North American sales. Filming is said to begin in 2021 in Eastern Europe.
Nicolas Hoult is known for portraying the mutant Hank McCoy/Beast in the X-Men films, Jon Hamm gained prominence in the AMC television series Mad Men and Andrea Riseborough made her film debut in Venus (2006).
Alpha Gang is about a group of aliens sent on a mission to conquer earth. They are armed, dangerous, and merciless. Unfortunately for them, their mission is compromised when they catch the human disease of emotion. This makes their plan of world domination under risk of being derailed as they start to feel joy, fear, empathy, and love.
The film will be directed by David and Nathan Zellner (they will also produce), with a script by the former. Also producing are Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy.
Speaking on the film, David Zellner stated:
I’ve been wanting to make this film for a long time — a genre mashup of sci-fi, action, and comedy. Nathan and I couldn’t be more excited about the incredible cast joining us for this wild ride.”
CEO of Protagonist Pictures, Dave Bishop, added:
Alpha Gang’ is a hilarious, fast-paced, and highly commercial movie with a phenomenal A-list cast and is exactly the dose of humor that the market needs right now.”
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