- Sofia Carson and KJ Apa will star in pandemic thriller 'Songbird' as star crossed lovers.
Told from street level through the eyes of the characters, Songbird takes place two years into the future, as a lockdown has been re-implemented after a more serious virus continues to mutate. In a feeble attempt to keep the sickness contained, the city has been bisected into haves and have nots. Songbird follows an essential worker (Apa) who has a rare immunity, a delivery man who delivers goods and hope throughout the city. Like the vast majority of the population, his girlfriend (Carson) is locked within her home, and the couple have no ability to physically be together. To be with the one he loves, he must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes, and a powerful, well-connected family, helmed by a matriarch (Demi Moore) who will stop at nothing to protect her family and maintain her way of life.
The pair joined previously announced cast members including Moore, Bradley Whitford, Craig Robinson, Jenna Ortega, Paul Walter Hauser, and Peter Stormare.
Production began last Wednesday in Los Angeles with Adam Mason direction off a screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Boyes.
Invisible Narrative is producing with Catchlight Films and Bay. Eben Davidson is producing for Invisible Narratives. Catchlight Studios’ founders include Jeanette Volturno (former head of production at Blumhouse), Jason Clark (former Seth Macfarlane Producer), Marcei Brown, Jessica Malanaphy, and Rick A. Osako.
Apa was recently seen in Lionsgate faith-based movie I Still Believe as Christian singer Jeremy Camp. Apa’s breakout role as Archie in Riverdale propelled him to stardom.
Carson broke out into the scene with her role as Evie on Disney’s Descendants which has three installments. She recently appeared in Netflix’s Feel the Beat.
Apa is repped by UTA, Mandy Jacobsen at Red11 Management, Matt Luber at Luber Roklin Entertainment and attorney Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
Carson is repped by WME, Ziffren Brittenham and Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo.