Mahershala Ali to Star in Sci-Fi Movie ‘Sovereign’

On the heels of winning his second Oscar, Mahershala Ali has come on board the independent science-fiction movie “Sovereign.”Entertainment One will produce alongside 21 Laps Entertainment’s Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen.

The trio recently produced the Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” as well as the “Arrival.”Marc Munden will direct the project from a screenplay by “A Quite Place” writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.

An original draft of the script was written by Greg Weidman and Geoff Tock, with revisions by Jack Thorne.

eOne will also finance the film.The logline for the sci-fi project is currently being kept under wraps.“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 in a statement.

“The cast is clearly shaping

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