Israel Broussard is the latest name to join the sci-fi thriller Extinction
Universal Pictures and Good Universe’s upcoming science-fiction thriller Extinction has just cast The Bling Ring star Israel Broussard, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film comes to us from Arrival writer Eric Heisserer, alongside Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane. The film will be directed by Ben Young (Hounds of Love, Prank Patrol) and has already signed stars Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex, The Interview) and Michael Peña (The Martian, American Hustle).
The film is the story of Peña’s character, a man who has a recurring nightmare of losing his family. The planet is invaded by aliens, and as this man fights for his family, he discovers a hidden strength. Caplan will play his wife. No word yet on the role Israel Broussard will play in the film.
Producing the Extinction movie are Mandeville‘s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman alongside Anna Halberg. Also of Mandeville, Alexander Young will serve as executive producer alongside Good Universe’s Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane. Overseeing for Universal are Erik Baiers and Mika Pryce with Erin Westerman doing so for Good Universe.
Broussard played Jack McCalister on the series Fear the Walking Dead and will be seen next in the Blumhouse thriller Half to Death. Heisserer’s Arrival (2016) received eight nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won the award for Best Sound Editing. The film received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress for Amy Adams and Best Original Score. Heisserer also wrote 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, 2011’s Final Destination 5, 2011’s The Thing, 2013’s Hours, which he also directed and 2016’s Lights Out.
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