In what’s shaping as much as be cinema’s biggest lively thirst entice, Jon Hamm, Steven Yeun and Nicholas Hoult have signed on to star within the sci-fi comedy Alpha Gang together with Mackenzie Davis, Sofia Boutella, Andrea Riseborough and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Damsel duo David and Nathan Zellner are directing the indie movie, which follows a bunch of aliens who’re despatched on a mission to overcome Earth, the place they pose as a menacing biker gang. But their plan for world domination is endangered after they catch the human illness of emotion and begin to really feel concern, love, pleasure and empathy.
David Zellner wrote the script, and Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy will produce through Pastel. CAA Media Finance will store the movie’s home rights, whereas Protagonist Pictures will deal with worldwide gross sales and introduce the undertaking to consumers on the upcoming digital Cannes market. Shooting is predicted to happen subsequent 12 months in Eastern Europe.
“I’ve been wanting to make this film for a long time — a genre mashup of sci-fi, action and comedy,” stated David Zellner. “Nathan and I couldn’t be more excited about the incredible cast joining us for this wild ride.”
“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,” added Protagonist CEO Dave Bishop.
Alpha Gang has been within the works for greater than a 12 months, as I emailed the Zellners and Hamm’s representatives about this undertaking final June, to no avail. It took some time for all of the items to return collectively, however the filmmakers have assembled a strong ensemble, and I stay up for seeing what tone this movie takes, because it must strike a cautious steadiness. I’m a fan of the Zellner brothers’ 2014 movie Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, so right here’s hoping Alpha Gang seems simply as properly.
Variety broke the information, and to observe the trailer for Davis’ new political comedy Irresistible, click on right here. You may also click on right here for the newest episode of The Sneider Cut, because the Rumor of the Week includes Hamm.