Octavia Spencer & Riz Ahmed Join Amazon’s Sci-fi Thriller INVASION

Amazon and Beast director Michael Pearce’s sci-fi thriller Invasion has snagged Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) and Riz Ahmed (Venom).

Written by Pearce with Joe Barton (The Ritual), it follows two young brothers who go on the run with their father, a decorated Marine (Ahmed), who is trying to protect them from an unhuman threat. As the journey takes them in increasingly dangerous and unexpected directions, the boys will need to confront hard truths and leave their childhood behind.

Amazon Studios will produce with Raw and Film4. Dimitri Doganis (Three Identical Strangers), Piers Vellacott (American Animals), and Derrin Schlesinger (The Nest) produce. while Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Julia Oh, Kate Churchill, and Jenny Hinkey are executive producing.

The film is aiming to shoot this year.

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