Fresh off starring in her successful Netflix romcom To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lana Condor has signed on to join the cast of the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Warning. Another addition is Gotham and The Walking Dead star Benedict Samuel, and the duo join an ensemble cast that includes the likes of the previously-announced James D’Arcy, Laura Harrier, and Alex Pettyfer.
Warning will mark the directorial debut of Agata Alexander, based on original screenplay by Alexander, Rob Michaelson, and Jason Kaye. The film is reportedly cut from the same cloth as Black Mirror and Wild Tales, and will explore loneliness, death, and the meaning of life when vastly disparate lives collide in interweaving stories set on a near-future Earth.
The Exchange already has the international sales rights and is currently introducing the project to prospective buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Snapping up Condor and Samuel, two emerging stars, is a smart move, while Alexander is so far mostly known for directing music videos. It’s always interesting when a filmmaker jumps from one medium to another, and they can often bring a new perspective and flourish; David Fincher is arguably the most prominent example. Hopefully Alexander can have a similar impact.
Warning has already entered pre-production and is currently aiming for a 2019 release.