Tessa Thompson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller “Ash” from director Flying Lotus. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | license photo
Aug. 29 (UPI) — Tessa Thompson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are teaming up to star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller. Ash.
Thompson will play “a space station worker who wakes up on a distant planet to find her colleagues brutally murdered and then forced to work alongside the man (Gordon-Levitt) sent to rescue her,” according to a synopsis for the film obtained. . by Variety.
The pair will then have to investigate the murders and as the film unfolds it will become clear that the woman may not be as innocent as she claims.
Ash It will be directed by DJ and filmmaker Steven Ellison, better known by his stage name Flying Lotus. It will be his second feature film, after the 2017 horror movie. Kuso.
In addition to directing, Flying Lotus will compose the score for Ash.
Production companies XYZ Films and GFC Films are financing the film. The studios have directed movies together in the past.
Weather Ash does not yet have a distributor attached, the rights to the film will be purchased at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Flying Lotus is expected to attend the festivities at TIFF in support of the film. V/H/S/94, for which he directed a small part.
A production date has not been officially announced, but filming is expected to begin in New Zealand in 2023.
XYZ Films has previously collaborated with New Zealand film companies on a number of projects.
“It is an absolute dream come true to collaborate with some of the most talented actors,” Flying Lotus said in a statement. He too tweeted the news, adding that he was “excited to share this news that was long in the making.”
In a joint statement to Deadline, executives from XYZ Films and GFC Films said: “We couldn’t be happier to have Tessa and Joseph headlining this film, they are both incredibly talented actors.”
“With Steve at the helm, this will be a truly visionary film and we couldn’t be more excited to bring the project into production in 2023,” the statement added.
Thompson, 38, became widely known for her role as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He would get additional accolades for starring in HBO’s hit sci-fi drama. Western world, and was nominated for a BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017 for her work.
Thompson has also been seen in movies like Annihilation, dear white people and the Creed franchise.
Gordon-Levitt, 41, began his career as a child actor in the 1990s, appearing in such classics as the 1994 cult favorite Angels in the Outfield.
As an adult, Gordon-Levitt became known for his roles in such blockbuster films as Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises Y Snowden. The two-time Emmy Award winner also made his directorial debut with the 2013 sex drama. Mr Jon, which he also starred in.
He won’t have to travel far to shoot the film, as he currently lives with his family in the New Zealand capital, Wellington.