Deadline is reporting that Andrea Riseborough, Jon Hamm, Nicholas Hoult, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mackenzie Davis, Sofia Boutella and Steven Yeun have signed up to star in sci-fi drama Alpha Gang, which is being directed by David and Nathan Zellner.
The premise of the film is as follows: They look and sound human, but Alpha Gang are aliens, sent on a mission to conquer Earth. Armed and dangerous, they show no mercy, until they catch the most toxic, contagious human disease of all: emotion. Their plan for world domination is in danger of derailing once they start to feel joy, fear, empathy, and – worst of all – love…but hopefully they can still annihilate mankind before it’s too late.
David Zellner released a statement saying:
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.
Dave Bishop, CEO of Protagonist Pictures, released a statement adding:
Alpha Gang is a hilarious, fast-paced and highly commercial movie with a phenomenal A-list cast and is exactly the dose of humour that the market needs right now.
The Zellner Brothers will be directing and producing the project, with the script written by David Zellner. Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy will serve as producers on the project. Protagonist Pictures will be handing international sales at the upcoming Cannes virtual market, with the film being aimed for production in Eastern Europe sometime in 2021.