Riseborough, Hamm, Hoult and more join sci-fi comedy

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Andrea Riseborough, Jon Hamm, Nicholas Hoult, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mackenzie Davis, Sofia Boutella and Steven Yuen have joined the cast of the sci-fi comedy “Alpha Gang”, says Variety.

Shooting next year in Eastern Europe, the flick centers on aliens sent on a mission to conquer Earth. Armed and dangerous, they show no mercy — that is, of course, until they catch the human disease of emotion. Their plan for world domination is in danger of derailing once they start to feel joy, fear, empathy and love.

avid and Nathan Zellner (“Damsel”) will direct and produce from a script written by David Zellner.

“I’ve been wanting to make this film for a long time — a genre mashup of sci-fi, action and comedy,” said David Zellner. “Nathan and I couldn’t be more excited about the incredible cast joining us for this wild ride.”

The project is heading to next week’s Cannes market, with Protagonist Pictures handling international sales and CAA Media Finance shopping North American sales.

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