Abrams will continue his sci-fi streak from Star Wars and his momentum from the recent thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane (which he produced) with this movie about a team of astronauts who make a terrifying discovery that not only shifts their view of reality but has them fighting for their lives.
No word yet on the roles Oyelowo and Mbatha-Raw are up for, but up and coming filmmaker Julius Onah has signed on to the script written by Oren Uziel. Abrams is set to produce under his Bad Robot banner.
Oyelowo received high acclaim for his role as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Ava DuVernay-directed Selma. He also starred in the film Captive as well as the HBO film, Nightingale. He can be seen in the upcoming drama A United Kingdom opposite Rosamund Pike and Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe with Lupita Nyong’o. He is repped by CAA and Hamilton Hodell.
Mbatha-Raw recently starred in Concussion and can be seen in the forthcoming civl war drama Free State of Jones alongside Matthew McConaughey. Next year, she will star with Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane as well as the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She is repped by CAA and Curtis Brown Group.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer