Gabrielle Union, Tom Hopper Cast in Emma Roberts’ ‘Space Cadet’

Gabrielle Union, Tom Hopper Cast in Emma Roberts’ ‘Space Cadet’

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Houston, we have an ensemble. Stampede Ventures’ plucky new comedy “Space Cadet” has added more star power to a fleet led by the previously announced Emma Roberts.

While the details about the characters are not yet known, Gabrielle Union will join Roberts in the film about a Florida party girl who turns out to be the only hope for the NASA space program after a fluke puts her in training with other candidates. . They may have better resumes, but not her smarts, heart, and moxie. Liz. W. Garcia is directing from her own script, which we pray will feel like “Legally Blonde” in space.

Tom Hopper (“The Umbrella Academy”, “Love in the Vila”) also comes on board with Colombian pop star Sebastián Yatra (Spanish “The Voice Kids”), sketch veteran David Foley (“The Kids in the Hall”) and Desi Lydic (“The Daily Show”).

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Production starts next week. Greg Silverman and Jon Berg will produce on behalf of Stampede Ventures, with Gideon Yu and Chris Bosco serving as executive producers. Emma Roberts, Garcia and Michael Tadross are also executive producers. CAA’s Sarah Schweitzman is working with Stampede’s Chris Bosco for available areas, including domestic.

Union just came off a critically acclaimed Toronto Film Festival premiere for its A24 project ‘The Inspection’ and recently completed the third season of Apple’s ‘Truth Be Told’. She also produces and stars in “The Idea of ​​You” with Anne Hathaway. She is represented by CAA, Range Media Partners, Patti Felker and The Lede Company.

Hopper’s star has risen sharply in his time on the aforementioned Netflix originals. Most recently, he starred opposite Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose and Andy Serkis in “SAS: Red Notice”. He is represented by The Gersh Agency, Entertainment 360, Waring McKenna Ltd., and Jackoway, Austen, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Mandelbaum, Morris, Bernstein, Trattner & Klein.

Yatra is a singer-songwriter who tops the charts and is currently touring after releases such as ‘Tacones Rojos’ from his multi-platinum album ‘Dharma’ and ‘Dos Oruguitas’ from Disney’s ‘Encanto’. He is represented by Paula Kaminsky.

Foley’s credits include “Sky High,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “A Blast From the Past,” and “South Park: Bigger and Longer.” He is represented by APA and Industry Entertainment. Lydic is best known for her work as a correspondent for ‘The Daily Show’. She is also an Emmy nominee for the digital series ‘Desi Lydic Foxsplains’. She is represented by CAA, Underground and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.

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