Chris McKay, who directed ‘The Lego Batman Movie,’ is helming the project for Skydance and Paramount.
Mary Lynn Rajskub, best known for her work on the television show 24, and The Purge actor Edwin Hodge have joined Ghost Draft, the sci-fi thriller from Skydance and Paramount.
Chris Pratt is toplining the project, which is set to begin shooting later this month in Atlanta. Chris McKay, who directed The Lego Batman Movie, is helming.
The script, with drafts by Zach Dean and Bill Dubuque, tells of a future where humanity is losing a war against aliens. To turn the tide, scientists draft soldiers from the past to fight the war.
Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin and Theo Von are among those on the call sheet.
Character details for Rajskub and Hodge were not revealed.
David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Jules Daly, Adam Kolbrenner and David Goyer are producing the pic. Rob Cowan is executive producing. Samantha Nisenboim will co-produce.
Rajskub played fan-favorite 24 character Chloe O’Brian on the long-running show. More recently, she appeared in Universal’s hit comedy Night School with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, and has wrapped the indie comedy Mayfield Games with Mira Sorvino.
Hodge is best known for his work in the Purge horror movie franchise and starring on History’s drama series Six. He also appeared in Bumblebee and on FX’s Mayans M.C.
Rajskub is repped by Innovative, Artists First, and Myman Greenspan. Hodge is with Paradigm, Priluck Company and Ziffren Brittenham.
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