Emma Roberts To Star In Romantic Comedy ‘Space Cadet’ at Prime Video

Emma Roberts has signed on to star in Space Cadet, a romantic comedy in development at Stampede Ventures for Prime Video. Stampede will finance the project with Prime Video joining as an international distributor. Liz W. Garcia (The Lifeguard) will write and direct.

The movie focuses on a Florida party girl named Rex who somehow finds herself as the last hope for NASA after she fumbles her way into the space program. Surrounded by fellow cadets who are technically more qualified than her, she tries to use her streetsmarts, heart, and moxie to get ahead.

Matt Huntley, Director of Worldwide Film Licensing at Prime Video, said in a statement: “We are thrilled to be working with Stampede Ventures on bringing Space Cadet to Prime Video. Now more than ever, we all find ourselves in need of fun and adventure, and this charming movie will undoubtedly bring both to Prime Video members worldwide.”

Jon Berg, President of Production at Stampede Ventures, added: “Emma’s incredible wit and comedic timing perfectly embodies the role of Rex, and Liz’s rendering of this character makes the female take-over of the STEM field so uniquely relatable and fun, and we hope it inspires young women interested in the field.

The space race continues to intrigue all of us globally, so we have no doubt viewers far and wide will connect with this amazing female-driven narrative.”

Roberts has appeared in a number of romcoms before, such as Netflix’s Holidate, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and Valentine’s Day.

She’s become more of a scream queen in the last decade, frequently appearing on American Horror Story and starring in films such as Scream 4, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, and most recently Spencer Squire‘s Abandoned.

She’s currently filming a key role in superhero film Madame Web, which will be a part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (the SSU).

Space Cadet is expected to begin production sometime later this month.


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