Michael Pena signs on for CBS Films comedy Lexi
Ant-Man and the Wasp star Michael Pena has officially signed on to join Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect) and Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) in the upcoming CBS Films romantic comedy Lexi, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which is being penned and directed by The Hangover and Bad Moms duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, will be a comedy surrounding the problem when someone loves their phone more than they love anything or anyone else. Shipp has signed on to star as Cate, the romantic interest of Devine’s character.
Lexi, which is also being produced by Suzanne Todd (Bad Moms), is set to enter production in California in January.
Shipp, who appeared in the hit music biopic Straight Outta Compton, as well as the 2017 horror comedy Tragedy Girls and the romantic comedy Love, Simon, will next be seen in the upcoming twelfth installment of the X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix, which is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019, as well as the upcoming action film Son of Shaft, which is set to hit theaters on June 14, 2019.
Devine is most-known for his role in the Comedy Central hit series Workaholics, as well as for his roles in the fan-favorite musical comedies Pitch Perfect, the ABC sitcom Modern Family and the Cartoon Network series Uncle Grandpa.The 35-year-old comic can next be seen in the upcoming fantasy comedy Isn’t It Romantic alongside Pitch Perfect co-star Rebel Wilson, which is set to hit theaters on February 14, 2019, and the Disney+ family comedy Magic Camp, which is set to hit theaters sometime next year.
Pena, who was most recently seen in the spin-off of the acclaimed Netflix thriller Narcos: Mexico, which was recently renewed for a second season, and in the hit Marvel sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, will next be seen in the live-action film adaptation of Dora the Explorer as the titular adventurer’s father and the film adaptation of the classic ABC series Fantasy Island.