Mahershala Ali to feature in sci-fi film Sovereign
The actor was last seen in another sci-fi film, Alita: Battle Angel, and also voice-starred in the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali is set to star in sci-fi film, titled Sovereign, directed by Marc Munden.
After winning his first Oscar in 2017 in the Best Supporting Actor category for Moonlight, the actor bagged his second Academy Award in the same category this year for Green Book, which also won the Best Picture award.
The Marc Munden project is being written by A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, and produced by eOne along with 21 Laps Entertainment's Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen.
"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," said Nick Meyer, eOne's President of Film, in a release.
Levy, Levine and Cohen of Stranger Things fame said, "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."
Ali was last seen in another sci-fi feature, Alita: Battle Angel. He also voice-starred in the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.