“Sometimes we have to do things we don’t want, to survive,” says Demi Moore’s enigmatic baddie in STX and Invisible Narratives’ upcoming pandemic thriller Songbird. The movie was one of the first features to shoot this past summer in Los Angeles during quarantine, paving the way for production safety protocols (listen to our chat with Songbird Invisible Narratives producers Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman here).
Riverdale‘s KJ Apa stars as Nico, a bicycle messenger in a near post apocalyptic future where COVID-19 has, gulp, mutated to COVID-23. He’s smitten with his g.f. Sara (Sofia Carson), and it looks like these two haven’t been able to see each other for a while. Complicating life greatly is that the government is snatching up people who have the virus and tossing them into camps. Take a look.
There’s an all-star cast here with Moore, Bradley Whitford, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser, Craig Robinson and more in this feature directed and co-written by Adam Mason, with Simon Boyes co-writing. A Quiet Place and The Purge‘s Michael Bay produced with Invisible Narratives’ Goodman and Sugerman, in addition to Jason Clark, Marcei A. Brown, Jessica Malanaphy, Jeanette Volturno and Rick Osako. STX captured Songbird‘s UK and North American rights at the end of August. No release date yet.
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