Mahershala Ali Books His Next Project, A Sci-Fi Film From The Writers Of 'A Quiet Place' And 'Stranger Things' Producers
Photo Credit: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Mahershala Ali presents onstage at AARP The Magazine's 18th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AARP)
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Mahershala Ali Books His Next Project, A Sci-Fi Film From The Writers Of 'A Quiet Place' And 'Stranger Things' Producers

Fresh off of his Oscar win for Green Book, Mahershala Ali has booked his next project.

He’ll star in the indie sci-fi film Sovereign. Details about the project are being kept secret as of yet, but we do know that it will be directed by Marc Munden and written by A Quiet Place scribes Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. It is being produced by 21 Laps Entertainment’s Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen, who also produce Stranger Things at Netflix.  

Entertainment One is financing the film.

“We have long loved this project and have been patiently waiting until we found the right leading actor, which we no doubt have found in the incredibly talented Mahershala Ali,” said Nick Meyer, eOne’s president of film.

“Much like our film Arrival, this project is for us a dream pairing of an inspired screenplay with a truly visionary director. Marc Munden has been an exceptional collaborator in shaping this singular story into one that jumps off the page and with the phenomenally talented Mahershala Ali at the heart of this film, we feel we now have the dream creative partners to tell a story that audiences won’t forget,” said Levy, Levine and Cohen.

Ali just capped off a trio of films that have been released in recent months: Green Book, the critically-acclaimed animated film Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse and Alita: Battle Angel. 


 Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AARP

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