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KJ Apa and Sofia Carson join the cast of pandemic thriller 'Songbird'

KJ Apa and Sofia Carson have been announced as new members of the cast for what will be pandemic thriller Songbird.

The two actors join the previously announced members of the cast who include the likes of Demi Moore, Bradley Whitford, Craig Robinson, Jenna Ortega, Paul Walter Hauser and Peter Stormare.

The producers for the film announced last week that they had launched principal photography in Los Angeles and that it would become the first film to shoot in the city since the start of lockdown.

The movie is directed by Adam Mason, who also wrote the script with Simon Boyes. Producers are former Paramount production chief Adam Goodman and former Disney executive Andrew Sugerman’s Invisible Narratives, with Catchlight Films and Michael Bay also producing.

Songbird place two years in the future, as a lockdown which has been put in place to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, is re-implemented after a more serious virus continues to mutate. The film focuses on a keyworker, played by Apa, who has a rare immunity to the virus and is able to work as a delivery man. Carson portrays his girlfriend, who’s sheltering at home and Apa’s quest to see her despite him not being allowed to.