Priyanka Chopra to Star in Netflix Superhero Movie From Robert Rodriguez
Priyanka Chopra and director Robert Rodriguez are teaming up for a kids superhero movie at Netflix.
We Can Be Heroes will be written and directed by Rodriguez, who was last in theaters with Alita: Battle Angel, which has grossed more than $400 million at the global box office. The story for the new pic takes place as a group of alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, leaving their children to team up to save their parents and the world.
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Rodriguez will also produce the feature under his Quick Draw Productions.
After the news broke on Wednesday, Netflix unveiled the full cast, which also includes Christian Slater, YaYa Gosselin, Akira Akbar, Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken, Boyd Holbrook, Hala Finley, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Lotus Blossom, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Sung Kang, Vivien Lyra Blair, Adriana Barraza, Christopher McDonald and Pedro Pascal.
Rodriguez, who is repped by WME and Paul Hastings, is behind is behind another popular kids franchise — Spy Kids, which has a Netflix animated series. His other directing credits include Sin City and the Machete films.
Chopra's recent domestic feature releases include MGM's Isn't It Romantic? and the Baywatch movie, and her next film, The Sky Is Pink, is set to premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival. She is repped by UTA, LZMG and Grubman Shire.
Aug. 21, 1:32 p.m. Updated with full cast list.
by Graeme McMillan