Jennifer Lopez Sci-Fi Movie ‘Atlas’ Adds Simu Liu and Sterling K. Brown to Cast


Simu Liu and Sterling Ok. Brown are the most recent additions to “Atlas,” the sci-fi motion thriller starring and produced by Jennifer Lopez.

Abraham Popoola (“The Great”) can be becoming a member of the Netflix and Nuyorican Productions mission.

As TheWrap beforehand reported, Lopez will play an intelligence analyst who will get caught on a distant planet and is pressured to combat inside a military-grade mech swimsuit in an effort to save humanity. “San Andreas” filmmaker Brad Peyton will direct, with Aron Eli Coleite constructing on an unique script by Leo Sardarian.

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Producers embrace Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson for ASAP Entertainment; Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell for Safehouse Pictures; Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Benny Medina for Nuyorican Productions; and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti/Schechter Films. Mike McGrath will govt produce the movie.

“Atlas” is the most recent mission underneath Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions and Netflix. The artistic partnership additionally has movies “The Mother” and “The Cipher” within the works. Under the deal, Lopez, together with producing associate Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and supervisor Benny Medina, will produce a slate of movies, tv sequence, scripted and unscripted content material, with an emphasis on initiatives supporting various feminine actors, writers and filmmakers.

Liu broke out because the star of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” in 2021, and is about to reprise his function within the yet-to-be-titled sequel. Additionally, the actor will seem in Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s star-studded “Barbie”; sci-fi thriller “Hello Stranger,” with Sam Worthington and Jordana Brewster; and “Arthur the King” alongside Mark Wahlberg.

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Brown, who lately wrapped up his Emmy-winning activate “This Is Us,” will subsequent be seen starring in “Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul” reverse Regina Hall. He’ll additionally star and govt produce Hulu’s “Washington Black” sequence and one other sci-fi film, “Biosphere,” with Mark Duplass.

In addition to “The Great,” Popoola’s has additionally featured in movies reminiscent of “Morbius” and “Cruella.” Up subsequent for the actor is Amazon thriller sequence “The Rig.”

Liu is repped by CAA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management. Brown is repped by JWS Entertainment, CAA, Jill Fritzo PR and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. Popoola is repped by Independent Talent Group, APA and Grandview.

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