Nope star Keke Palmer and Golden Globe winner Sacha Baron Cohen have officially signed on for the leading roles in David O. Russell’s upcoming movie titled Super Toys. This marks Cohen’s first movie project in nearly two years, after last lending his voice to Pixar’s 2021 film Luca.
According to Deadline, Super Toys will be written and directed by David O. Russell, who is best known for his work in award-winning films like The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. His most recent directorial effort was the mystery comedy thriller Amsterdam, which reunited him with long-time collaborator Christian Bale. The all-star film was considered as a box office failure for only earning a worldwide gross of $31 million against a reported budget of $80 million.
“The film centers around a pair of groovy ’70s toy sales reps on a life-and-death mission to save themselves, their marriage, and their live-wire 12-year-old daughter while on the road in Middle America,” reads the synopsis.
Super Toys will be produced by Charles Roven for Atlas Entertainment and Matthew Budman for Dreamcrew Entertainment. The project is currently up for sale at the European Film Market, with FilmNation Entertainment handling the international sale while CAA is selling its U.S distribution deal.