James Franco, Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz and Dennis Quaid will star in the sci-fi action-thriller Kin.
Jonathan and Josh Baker will direct the film based on their own short film, Bag Man. Daniel Casey penned the script, which follows a recently released ex-con (Reynor) and his adopted younger brother who are forced to go on the run. Chased by a vengeful criminal (Franco), the feds and a cadre of otherworldly soldiers, their only protection is a found weapon of mysterious ancestry.
Quaid will play the brothers’ father and Kravitz joins the brothers’ journey as a trusted ally.
Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment will produce along with Jeff Arkuss, David Gross and Jesse Shapira of No Trace Camping. The film is slated to begin shooting Oct. 24.
Sources say that WME and Good Universe are planning on shopping the project at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival and will meet with the studios in advance of the fest’s Sept. 8 kickoff.
Franco’s upcoming work includes The Disaster Artist, which he stars in and directed, and comedy Why Him? He is repped by CAA, Untitled and Sloane, Offer.
Reynor was most recently seen in Sing Street and appears in the upcoming Free Fire, which will play at TIFF. He is repped by WME, MacFarlane Chard and Sloane, Offer.
Kravitz recently joined Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; her other upcoming projects include Rock That Body and HBO series Big Little Lies with Shailene Woodley. She is repped by Paradigm and Untitled.
Quaid will next be seen in A Dog’s Purpose and appears on Pivot TV series Fortitude. He is repped by WME and Hansen, Jacobson.