Trio Boards Eddie Murphy’s Starship


Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms and Elizabeth Banks are joining Eddie Murphy in director Brian Robbins’ Starship Dave for 20th Century Fox, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on a script by Rob Greenberg and Bill Corbett, Starship Dave centers on a spaceship that takes the form of a human (Murphy). It’s operated by 100 human-looking, quarter-inch-tall aliens seeking a way to save their planet. Complications ensue when their captain (also played by Murphy) falls in love with Gina (Banks), a hip, downtown artist who always picks losers to date.

Union will play the chief cultural officer of the miniature crew, while Helms is the uptight second-in-command.

Shooting is set to begin in the next few weeks.