César Award winner Melanie Laurent (Beginners, Inglorious Bastards) and Payman Maadi (The Night Of, A Separation, 13 Hours) have joined the previously-announced ensemble cast of Skydance Media and Netflix‘s upcoming original feature film 6 Underground, directed by Michael Bay (Transformers) and starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool).
The action film is based on an original idea from writers and executive producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for their irreverent work on Deadpool and Deadpool 2. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce 6 Underground along with Bay and Ian Bryce.
The previously announced ensemble cast to date includes: Corey Hawkins (BlacKkKlansman, 24: Legacy, Straight Outta Compton), Adria Arjona (Triple Frontier, True Detective, Pacific Rim Uprising), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Murder on the Orient Express, The Magnificent Seven), Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse, upcoming Bohemian Rhapsody) Lior Raz (Fauda, Operation Finale), and Dave Franco (6 Balloons, Neighbors, Now You See Me).
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The film, produced by Skydance and Netflix, will start filming later this month and will be released worldwide on Netflix in 2019. This marks the first collaboration between Skydance and Netflix for an event level feature film and the first Netflix project for both Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds.
Skydance has a long-standing relationship with Netflix in television where they produce the critically acclaimed and Emmy Nominated series Grace and Frankie and the high-concept, strong IP based Emmy-nominated sci-fi series Altered Carbon.