Stanley Tucci and John Bradley Join Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall
According to Deadline, Stanley Tucci and John Bradley have signed on for Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall just in time for production to kick off in Montreal this month. The duo join a cast that includes Patrick Wilson, Halle Berry, Charlie Plummer and Randy Thomas.
Tucci will play a character called Tom Phillips, described as a rich car dealer who is married to Wilson’s ex-wife, while Bradley will play KC Houseman — a role previously filled by Josh Gad until scheduling conflicts forced him out of the picture — the eccentric genius who discovers that the moon has fallen out of its orbit.
In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact, and against all odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love and risking everything to land on the lunar surface and save our planet from annihilation.
Wilson will play a disgraced former NASA astronaut whose last mission, which ended in tragedy, holds a clue about the impending catastrophe. Berry will play a NASA astronaut-turned-administrator whose previous space mission holds a clue about an impending catastrophe. The Conjuring and Insidious vet is set to star as a disgraced NASA astronaut whose previous mission ended in tragedy but holds a clue about the impending disaster. Plummer will play Wilson’s teenage son in the film.
Directed by Emmerich, Moonfall begins production this fall in Montreal with a script written by Emmerich, his 2012 co-writer Harald Kloser, and Spenser Cohen. Emmerich is producing the independent feature film under his Centropolis Entertainment banner with Kloser producing through his company, Street Entertainment. Executive producers are Dennis Wang, James Wang, J.P. Pettinato, Marco Shepherd, Ute Emmerich, Carsten Lorenz, and Stuart Ford.
Like last year’s #1 box office hit Midway, Emmerich and Centropolis are independently producing and financing Moonfall, overseeing all aspects of production, financing, delivery, and distribution and marketing in collaboration with Lionsgate, AGC International, and the film’s distribution partners around the world.
Tucci will next be seen in Robert Zemeckis’ remake of The Witches alongside Anne Hathaway, while Bradley, best known for his role as Samwell Tarley in Game of Thrones, last appeared on the TV series Urban Myths.
Moonfall is slated to be released theatrically by Lionsgate in North America in 2021.