Craig Robinson is starring in Songbird, the pandemic-themed thriller alongside Demi Moore, Paul Walter Hauser, and Peter Stormare.
Songbird is a love story that takes place two years in the future during a pandemic lockdown. The lockdown is dangerous because the virus continues to mutate. The movie centers on a delivery man named Nico, who has a rare immunity to the virus, and Sara, a young artist.
In an attempt to contain the sickness, the government has bisected the city into haves and have nots. The majority of the population, including his girlfriend, are confined to their homes, and the couple can’t physically be together. To be with the one he loves, Nico must overcome martial law and murderous vigilantes as well as a powerful, well-connected family, helmed by a matriarch Piper Griffin (played by Moore). The latter will stop at nothing to protect her family and maintain her way of life.
Songbird is a story about the resilience of the human spirit and the idea that hope is worth fighting for.
Adam Mason is directing the script he co-wrote with Simon Boyes. Songbird is going to be shot in Los Angeles, one of the first films to begin production. Production will utilize strict social distancing practices and innovative techniques that will allow for shooting to start imminently.
The filmmakers are providing remote training for the actors. ICM Partners and Endeavor Content are repping sales at Virtual Cannes, and they have prepared a proof of concept presentation. This cast certainly will help find a home for the modestly budgeted film.
Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman’s Invisible Narratives set up the film in partnership with Catchlight Studios and Michael Bay.
Originally read on The Hollywood Reporter.