Rossellini toplines 'Hatching' sci-fi TV movie


TORONTO – Isabella Rossellini, Judd Nelson and Gil Bellows are toplining "The Hatching," a TV movie about an alien invasion, Canadian producer Muse Entertainment said Tuesday .

Montreal-based Muse said Adam Weissman ("Zoey 101") will direct the sci-fi thriller that feature Bellows and Maxim Roy as newspaper reporters facing an alien conspiracy and working together to save mankind.

Rossellini plays a newspaper editor, and Nelson does a star turn as a friendly alien helping the reporters battle against the invasion.

Canadian pay TV channel SuperChannel will air the TV movie here, and RHI Entertainment will handle international sales.

Producer credit on "The Hatching" goes to Francois Sylvestre, while Michael Prupas, Robert Halmi Sr. and Robert Halmi Jr. will executive produce.

Shooting will start in Montreal to Oct. 27.