Los Angeles, CA — Actor Demián Bichir (A Better Life, Alien: Covenant) has been signed to co-star in Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking, a sci-fi thriller based on novelist Patrick Ness‘ popular YA Trilogy. The screenplay adaptation was written by Charlie Kaufman, Lindsey Beers, John Lee Hancock and Gary Spinelli.
The Oscar nominated actor will join Tom Holland (Spiderman: Homecoming) and actress Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Life Saver) in the role of Ben, Todd’s protective adoptive father.
The film centers on Todd Hewitt (Holland), who lives on the distant planet of New World which is struck by “The Noise,” a virus that inflicts immersive visions on one’s every thought. The cacophony drives many mad until Todd discovers that a young girl named Viola (Ridley), might be the key to unlocking New World’s many layered secrets. Together, the two unlikely companions are forced on a white-knuckle adventure into an unexplored planet as they both discover the truth about the lives they left behind and the amazing world they’ve learned to call home.
Doug Liman is directing while Allison Shearmur and Doug Davison are producers. The film will open March 1, 2019.
Bichir is repped by CAA.