Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water), Janina Gavankar (Blindspotting), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Lucian-River Chauhan (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Michael Pearce (Beast), director, writer; Joe Barton (My Days of Mercy), writer; Dimitri Doganis (American Animals), Derrin Schlesinger (Four Lions) and Piers Vellacott (Dream Horse), producers; Benjamin Kracun (Promising Young Woman), cinematographer; Maya Maffioli (Rocks), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
As an alien threat targets the planet, Malik (Ahmed) – a decorated Marine and loving father – heads on an increasingly dangerous rescue mission to protect his sons from the oncoming danger, which will force them to leave their childhoods behind…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Riz Ahmed shines in the sophomore film from writer-director Michael Pearce, whose shocking debut feature Beast sets the stage for this dark and gritty sci-fi tale.