Vivica A. Fox to Star in Sci-fi Movie 'Crossbreed' (Exclusive)

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Vivica A. Fox

Fox will play the U.S. President in the film about a group of retired military war heroes who are sent to retrieve an extraterrestrial being.

Vivica A. Fox will star in the sci-fi film Crossbreed, playing the President of the U.S.

Brandon Slagle will direct the Jaguar Motion Pictures film, which is 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 will play the President, who was a colleague of the team leader and handpicked him to lead the retrieval mission.

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. The indie will begin filming in Los Angeles and then Buffalo, New York, in October.

“When my producers brought up the idea of Vivica in the role,” explains Slagle, “it was a lightning bolt. It was a fantastic idea. Someone who could light up a room but also has a commanding presence. Our President is positive and proactive, not the grim figure as is usually portrayed in these types of movies."

The film is produced by Liz Cuppie with and executive produced by Donna and John Kopp.

Fox’s recent credits include Independence Day: Resurgence, and the hit Fox TV series Empire. She’s repped by Media Artists Group.

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