Simu Liu and Jennifer Lopez are teaming up for Netflix’s sci-fi thriller “Atlas.” On Aug. 24, Deadline reported the “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” actor is about to play the villain within the forthcoming movie directed by Brad Peyton. Also becoming a member of the solid are Sterling Ok. Brown and Abraham Popoola, although particulars about their characters haven’t been revealed but.
According to Netflix, the film follows “an intelligence analyst [who] gets stranded on a distant planet and must learn to fight inside a military-grade mech suit in order to survive.”
“Atlas” falls below the inventive partnership between Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions firm and Netflix, the place the actor, alongside producing accomplice Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and longtime supervisor Benny Medina, will produce a slate of movies, TV collection, and scripted and unscripted content material with a give attention to tasks that help various girls actors, writers, and filmmakers. A launch date for the film has but to be introduced.
In addition to “Atlas,” Liu can also be starring in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Barbie” movie alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. The film is about to hit theaters on July 21, 2023. Meanwhile, Brown and Regina Hall are resurrecting megachurch comedies with “Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul.,” which is out Sept. 2. Popoola lately appeared in Hulu’s “The Great,” and Lopez is at the moment having fun with a honeymoon in Italy after tying the knot for the second time with Ben Affleck over the weekend.