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Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer to star in upcoming sci-fi thriller ‘Invasion’

Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer are set to star alongside each other in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Invasion.

The feature was produced by Amazon and will be directed by Beast’s Michael Pearce with the script being produced by Dimitri Doganis who made Three Identical Strangers.

The film’s synopsis says it will follow two young brothers on the run with their father (Ahmed), a decorated Marine, who is on a rescue mission to save his boys from an inhuman threat.

They must come to grips with several hard truths about the world they live in, so they can leave their childhood behind. Production is scheduled to begin in the United States later this year, though specifics about the filming are still yet to be provided.

Spencer was recently nominated for an Emmy for Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and also voiced the Manticore in the Disney animated film Onward. Whereas, British actor Ahmed has starred in acclaimed series The Night Of, Netflix’s The OA and Rogue One.