XYZ Films has announced that actor/producer Daniel Dae Kim (The Good Doctor, Hawaii Five-0, Lost, upcoming Always Be My Maybe) will join Academy Award nominees Anna Kendrick (A Simple Favor, Pitch Perfect) and Toni Collette (Velvet Buzzsaw, Hereditary), along with Shamier Anderson (Race, Destroyer) in director Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway, which marks the second feature from Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind the Cannes Official Selection Arctic, which released earlier this year.
Stowaway will be directed by Joe Penna and co-written by Penna & Ryan Morrison, who will also serve as executive producer and editor. XYZ Films will produce alongside augenschein Filmproduktion, Rise Pictures, and RainMaker Films in association with Yale Productions, with RISE Visual Effects Studios providing VFX. XYZ and CAA Media Finance are arranging financing for the film and handling worldwide sales which continue during Cannes.
On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway (Anderson) accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher (Kendrick) emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship’s biologist (Kim).
Daniel Dae Kim starred in ABC’s iconic series Lost and CBS’s reboot Hawaii Five-0, as well as films including Hellboy, The Cave, Insurgent, Mirai, and Ms. Purple. He will next be seen in Netflix’s upcoming Always Be My Maybe alongside Ali Wong, Randall Park and Keanu Reeves.
Principal photography for Stowaway is set to commence on June 11th in Germany. Filming will take place at Bavaria Studios in Munich and MMC in Cologne, with funding support from the FilmFernsehFunds Bavaria, Filmstiftung North-Rhine Westfalia and the DFFF.