Aladdin’s Naomi Scott Set To Star Alongside Anthony Ramos In Sci-Fi Film ‘Distant’

Naomi Scott had quite the breakout performance as Princess Jasmine in the 2019 live-action adaptation of Aladdin. The film wasn’t exactly a hit with the critics but it made over $1 billion at the box office, so we’d call that a huge success.

And now we are learning what Scott’s next project will be. According to reports, she’ll star alongside Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos in the upcoming comedic sci-fi film, Distant.

The film tells the story of an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must contend with the challenges of his new surroundings, while making his way across the harsh terrain to the only other survivor – a woman who is trapped in her escape pod. 

Rachel Brosnahan (from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) was set to star in the film, but she had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict.

The directors behind ‘Blades of Gory‘ will direct the script, which was written by Spenser Cohen.

No word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you posted.

Watch Paul Rudd, Alexander Skarsgard And Justin Theroux Star In Trailer For Sci-Fi Action Flick ‘Mute’

All you cool kids out there probably remember a little film called ‘Moon,’ which was released back in 2009. The film stars Sam Rockwell as an astronaut whose three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally coming to an end. It was a wonderful film, winning several awards, including the BAFTA for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.

Duncan Jones won that award. He wrote and directed the film, and now he’s back with his next original feature titled Mute. The film, which was purchased by Netflix, is set in a near-future Berlin. Alexander Skarsgard plays a mute barman who is desperate to find his missing girlfriend.

Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux play a pair of “irreverent U.S. army surgeons named Cactus Bill and Duck.” It seems like an odd mix of actors, but it looks like they all worked well together. Theroux is known for his dramatic role in the stunning HBO series The Leftovers, but he’s known for his humor off set, so it makes sense to pair him with someone like Rudd.

Mute will be released on Netflix February 23, 2018. Watch the trailer below to see if you should get excited or not…