Andrea Riseborough, Jon Hamm, Steven Yuen, Nicholas Hoult, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mackenzie Davis, and Sofia Boutella are set to star in the upcoming science-fiction comedy Alpha Gang. The sibling duo of David and Nathan Zellner (Damsel) will direct and produce from a script written by David Zellner. Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy of Pastel will produce.
Protagonist Pictures will be handling international sales with CAA Media Finance handling North American sales. The project is anticipated to be revealed at next week’s virtual Cannes market, which kicks off on Monday. Shooting will begin in 2021 in Eastern Europe.
Alpha Gang centers on aliens, who look and sound human, sent on a mission to conquer Earth. Armed and dangerous, they show no mercy. That is, until they catch the most toxic, contagious human disease of all: emotion. Their original plan for world domination is in danger of derailing once they start to feel joy, fear, empathy and above all, love. But hopefully they can still demolish mankind in time before it’s too late.
David Zellner commented on this upcoming sci-fi project regarding the cast news: “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, heightened the anticipation for the film: “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.”