Simu Liu Joins Jennifer Lopez in Netflix’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Atlas’ – The Hollywood Reporter


Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings star Simu Liu, Sterling Okay. Brown and Abraham Popoola are becoming a member of Jennifer Lopez in Atlas, a sci-fi thriller for Netflix.

Brad Peyton will direct Liu as a villain within the drama about an intelligence analyst who will get stranded on a distant planet and should be taught to battle inside a military-grade mech swimsuit so as to survive.

The screenwriter is Aron Eli Coleite, who labored off an unique script by Leo Sardarian.

Atlas falls beneath the artistic partnership between Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions and Netflix the place Lopez, producing associate Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and longtime supervisor Benny Medina will produce a slate of movies, TV sequence, scripted and unscripted content material, with a give attention to tasks that assist various feminine actors, writers and filmmakers.

The producer credit on Atlas are shared by Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson for ASAP Entertainment; Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell for Safehouse Pictures; Lopez, Goldsmith-Thomas, and Medina for Nuyorican Productions; and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti/Schechter Films. Mike McGrath is govt producing.

Liu is greatest generally known as Marvel superhero Shang-Chi. The Marvel Studios/Disney characteristic grossed $432 million on the international field workplace, one of many highest-grossing movies of the pandemic.

The actor had already gained a following due to his work within the Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience. He has two films within the can, together with romance One True Loves, the place he stars reverse Hamilton star Phillipa Soo, and Lionsgate’s canine drama Arthur the King, with Mark Wahlberg. Liu is repped by CAA and Authentic.

This is Us star Brown can also be to topline Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul, which hits theaters and the Peacock streaming service on Sept 2. Brown is repped by CAA and JWS Entertainment.

Deadline was the primary to report.

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