08 may 2024 Cate Blanchett to join the Zellner Brother’s alien invasion comedy, ALPHA GANG

Cate Blanchett to join the Zellner Brother’s alien invasion comedy, ALPHA GANG. CAA Media Finance and mk2 Films to launch sales in Cannes.

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett is set to star as the leader of the ALPHA GANG in the new film by David and Nathan Zellner, produced by the filmmakers, Cate Blanchett and Coco Francini for Dirty Films, Ryan Zacarias for Fat City, and Gina Gammell for Felix Culpa. mk2 films is fresh off a hit awards and box office run with Anatomy of a Fall, will launch international sales in Cannes, with CAA Media Finance handling N. American distribution rights.

The ALPHA GANG are alien invaders sent on a mission to conquer Earth. Disguised in human form as an armed and dangerous 1950’s leather-clad biker gang, they show no mercy… until they catch the most toxic, contagious human disease of all: emotion.

Cate Blanchett and Coco Francini of Dirty Films said: “The Zellner brother’s work never fails to surprise and delight us. In ALPHA GANG, they have created a far out world in order to lampoon something much closer to home: the hilarious, absurd, and peculiar truth of the human condition.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with the visionary Zellner Brothers. Their script for ALPHA GANG seamlessly blends the spirit of 1950s rebellion with an intergalactic revolution. And with the incomparable Cate Blanchett in the role of the effortlessly cool Alpha One, leading an exceptional ensemble cast, we expect buyers to be fighting to join the ranks of the Alpha Gang.” says mk2 MD Fionnuala Jamison.

The Zellners’ Sundance hit SASQUATCH SUNSET starring Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough is currently on release in the US via Bleecker Street. ALPHA GANG is set to shoot in the fall.

Cate Blanchett has won two Academy Awards, with an additional 6 nominations. Her credits include Tar, Carol, Blue Jasmine, The Aviator, Ocean’s 8, Thor: Ragnarok, Lord of the Rings.

 

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