Snowden star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to lead the sci-fi thriller SOVEREIGN. Marc Munden is directing from a script by Geoff Tock and Gregory Weidman – which was featured on the 2013 Black List. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child scribe Jack Thorne is doing the current rewrite. Stranger Things producers Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen will produce through 21 Laps Entertainment.
The story centers on a man (Gordon-Levitt) who travels to a space station to investigate the death of his estranged wife and, in the process, confronts the sentient ship he believes is responsible.
Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is financing and will oversee international sales. Meyer and Marc Schalberg are executive producing with Kelly McCormick and Gordon-Levitt.
Gordon-Levitt, who currently stars as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s thriller based on the life of the NSA whistle-blower, recently landed screenwriter Robert Schenkkan for the KKK drama K Troop he’s producing and starring in at Amazon. He is currently in development with a feature adaptation of t he beloved children’s show Fraggle Rock for New Regency and an untitled musical project with Channing Tatum.
Gordon-Levitt is repped by WME.
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This news was first reported by Deadline.