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Cannes: Joel Kinnaman to Star in Neil Blomkamp's Alien Abduction Thriller 'They Found Us'

Suicide Squad and RoboCop Star Joel Kinnaman Signed to play the lead role in They Found Us, a South African sci-fi prodigy from Neill Blomkamp’s alien abduction thriller) (District 9, Elysium).

Kinnaman will play a father who takes his daughter Kaylee on a camping trip to the Utah wilderness in an attempt to heal their fractured relationship. When they are attacked by hostile alien life forms, they are forced to fight for survival against humanoid beasts determined to kidnap them and take them to an unknown and terrifying alien world.

Blomkamp will direct They Found Us from an original script by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four ), Disney+’s Moon Knight). Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce through Temple Hill Entertainment. Stuart Ford’s

AGC Studios is fully financing the project and will executive produce alongside Temple Hill’s John Fischer.

The film will be filmed in Australia in . AGC International will launch sales in Cannes and UTA Independent Film Group will co-acquire US rights.

Kinnaman just finished working on the action thriller The Silent Hour from director Brad Anderson( The Machinist, Transsiberian), another AGC-backed film, will follow in John Woo’s highly anticipated revenge action film Christmas Eve , thriller with Nicolas Cage Sympathy for the Devil from The Secrets We Keep director Yuval Adler.

Blomkamp, ​​whose last project was AGC’s low-budget supernatural horror Demonic, will be joining Sony’s Gran Turismo, based on the popular racing video game starring David Harbor and Orlando Bloom.

Anant Tamirisa, AGC’s Senior Vice President of Legal and Commercial Affairs, negotiated the transaction on behalf of AGC; and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox negotiated on behalf of Temple Hill.

Blomkamp is represented by CAA for Gendler & Kelly and Kinnaman is represented by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.



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