10:00am PT by Rebecca Ford
First Look: Vivica A. Fox Plays U.S. President in Sci-Fi Film 'Crossbreed' (Exclusive Image)
Vivica A. Fox will be the first African-American actress to play the president of the U.S. in a feature film, and here, debuting exclusively at The Hollywood Reporter, is the first image of her taking on the role.
Fox stars in sci-fi film Crossbreed, which is centered around a group of retired military war heroes who are sent to retrieve an extraterrestrial being from an illegal medical facility using its DNA to manufacture weapons. Fox plays the president, who was a colleague of the team leader and handpicked him to lead the retrieval mission.
In the first image from the film, Fox is seen opposite Daniel Baldwin, who plays Secretary of Defense Weathers. The film, described as a throwback to action films of the 1980's, also will star Gotham's Stink Fisher, Devanny Pinn, Vernon Wells and John T. Woods.
Brandon Slagle directs the film from a script he wrote with Robert Thompson. It's produced by Liz Cuppie and Slagle and executive produced by Donna and John Kopp.