Oscar Award-Winner Mahershala Ali Joins Sci-Fi Feature ‘Sovereign’

THR has confirmed that Mahershala Ali will be starring in a sci-fi film titled Sovereign, which will be financed by Entertainment One.

According to the media house, the film will be directed by Marc Munden, while the script will be written by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Although the details of this project are being kept under wraps, an original draft of the script is said to have been written by Greg Weidman and Geoff Tock, with revisions by Jack Thorne.

“We have long loved this project and have been patiently waiting until we found the right leading actor, which we no doubt have found in the incredibly talented Mahershala Ali,” Nick Meyer, eOne’s president of film, said Wednesday in announcing the project. “The cast is clearly shaping up well and is backed by a creative team with a proven track record and the ability to tell a story that will resonate with audiences around the world.”

“Much like our film Arrival, this project is for us a dream pairing of an inspired screenplay with a truly visionary director. Marc Munden has been an exceptional collaborator in shaping this singular story into one that jumps off the page and with the phenomenally talented Mahershala Ali at the heart of this film, we feel we now have the dream creative partners to tell a story that audiences won’t forget,” Levy, Levine and Cohen said in a joint statement.

We can’t wait.

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