According to The Hollywood Reporter, Israel Broussard (The Bling Ring) will be joining the cast of Extinction, a new sci-fi thriller from Universal and Good Universe starring Michael Peña (Collateral Beauty) and Lizzy Caplan (TV’s Masters of Sex). Ben Young (Hounds of Love) will helm from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (Arrival), Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane.
The story centers on a man (Peña) with a recurring nightmare that he will lose his family. His worst fears come true when aliens invade Earth with intentions to destroy the planet. He discovers his own strength in fighting to save his family. Caplan will play his wife. Broussard’s role has not yet been announced.
Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville (Beauty and the Beast) will produce alongside Anna Halberg. Mandeville’s Alexander Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe will executive produce.
Broussard will soon be seen in Christopher Landon’s horror-mystery Half to Death and Nick Naveda’s drama Say You Will, both in post-production.