Octavia Spencer and Riz Ahmed to Star in Amazon Sci-fi Thriller Invasion

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Octavia Spencer and Riz Ahmed are starring in the Amazon sci-fi thriller Invasion.

BAFTA-winning UK filmmaker Michael Pearce (Beast) is directing the film and co-writing the script with Joe Barton.

Invasion centers on two young brothers who go on the run with their father, a decorated Marine (Ahmed). He is on a rescue mission to save them from an inhuman threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous and unexpected directions, the boys will need to confront hard truths and leave their childhoods behind.

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Amazon Studios has worldwide rights to the project and will produce it as well. Piers Vellacott, Dimitri Doganis from the production company Raw, and Derrin Schlesinger will also produce the project.

Film4’s Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, and Julia Oh are executive producing. Kate Churchill and Jenny Hinkey will also executive produce.

The project will be presented in association with Film4 who developed it with Raw.

The film is aiming to shoot in the States this year.

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Ahmed is coming off Sound Of Metal, which Amazon will release in the U.S. later this year, and 2020 Berlin premiere Mogul Mowgli. He is an Emmy-winner and Golden Globe nominee for HBO series The Night Of.

Oscar-winning actress Spencer recently picked up her first Emmy nomination for her lead role in Self-Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam CJ Walker. Next year, she will star opposite Anne Hathaway in The Witches which is a film adaptation Roald Dahl’s popular novel of the same name. Additional upcoming credits include Thunder Force for Netflix alongside Melissa McCarthy and the second season of Truth Be Told for Apple.

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