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Priyanka Chopra to star in superhero film on Netflix

Priyanka Chopra is making a beeline for Netflix.

The Quantico star has signed a new project with the streaming service in a superhero film titled We Can Be Heroes. The sci-fi fantasy movie is being written, directed and produced by spy kids fame Robert Rodriguez. The movie also stars Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Sung Kang and Pedro Pascal.

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We Can Be Heroes’ plot revolves around a group of kids steps up to save the world with their parents from alien invaders abducting Earth’s superheroes.

The streaming service has also shared the central idea of the film in a press release that reads, “When alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.”

There’s no word on which characters anyone is playing.

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According to Cheatsheet, most of the adults will be the parents/superheroes who need rescuing, or, based on Rodriguez’s penchant for intergalactic villains, they could be aliens too.

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According to Netflix, there are some hero genre veterans are in the lineup with lead cast of the film that includes YaYa Gosselin (FBI Most Wanted, The Purge), Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel, This is Us), Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken (The Kids are Alright, A Christmas Story LIve!), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Hala Finley (Man with a Plan, Backroads) Isaiah Russell-Bailey (Family Reunion, SWAT), Lotus Blossom (Magic Max), Lyon Daniels (Patriot), Nathan Blair (Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift,Better Luck Tomorrow),Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird BoxWaco), Adriana Barraza (Babel, Cake, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Penny Dreadful) and Christopher McDonald (MrIglesiasWetlands) with Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Wonder Woman 1984).

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The production of the film is currently underway in Texas. Priyanka was last seen in Hollywood in a romantic comedy Isn’t It Romantic with Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine. The actress has made a comeback in Bollywood recently with The Sky is Pink, a film based on the motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary, which will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Samra Mazhar

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