Joe Penna, director of this year’s Mads Mikkelsen-starring Arctic, is next headed to outer space for the sci-fi thriller Stowaway, which recently cast Anna Kendrick in one of the leading roles. Variety adds tonight that Toni Collette (Hereditary) has also come aboard the ship!
“The story revolves around a mission headed to Mars, where an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher (Kendrick) emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship’s biologist.”
Penna (Arctic) co-wrote the script with Ryan Morrison.
XYZ Films will produce alongside RISE Pictures and augenschein Filmproduktion.