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.