‘Alpha Gang’: Jon Hamm, Nicholas Hoult, Andrea Riseborough & More to Star in Alien Sci-Fi Comedy

A big ensemble is coming together for a sci-fi comedy titled Alpha Gang.

Jon Hamm, Nicholas Hoult, Andrea Riseborough, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mackenzie Davis, Sofia Boutella and Steven Yuen have signed up to star in the film, which will follow aliens on their mission to take Earth. These extra terrestrials are armed, dangerous, and without mercy – until they’re hit with that dreaded human disease: emotion.

Filmmaker brothers David and Nathan Zellner, who previously directed 2018 Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska film Damsel, will be directing from a script penned by David. 2014 film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter was David Zellner’s previous feature as solo director.

“I’ve been wanting to make this film for a long time — a genre mashup of sci-fi, action and comedy,” David Zellner said in a statement. “Nathan and I couldn’t be more excited about the incredible cast joining us for this wild ride.”

Dave Bishop, CEO of Protagonist Pictures, which is handling sales, described the planned film as “a hilarious, fast-paced and highly commercial movie with a phenomenal A-list cast” and “exactly the dose of humour that the market needs right now.”

As of now, the plan is to start filming Alpha Gang in Eastern Europe in 2021.

Charlotte Gainsbourg | Transmission Films
Mackenzie Davis | Sony Pictures Releasing
Sofia Boutella | Twentieth Century Fox
Steven Yeun | RLJ Entertainment

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