Cast Fills Out for M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith’s ‘After Earth’
One would guess that Will Smith
fans and whatever fans M. Night Shyamalan
has left would have a hard time getting along, but they'll need to shake hand fast as things keep progressing on their upcoming collaboration, After Earth.
Formerly known as 1000 A.E.
, the sci-fi epic starring Smith and son Jaden Smith
has roped in Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo
) and X-Men: First Class
star Zoe Kravitz
The two actresses would play other members of the fictional Smith family. Heat Vision
has Okonedo as the wife/mother and Kravitz as the daughter. Okonedo has recently been seen on Doctor Who
while Kravitz just received a rising star award from the Bahamas International Film Festival.
The film, written by Shyamalan, Gary Whitta
(The Book of Eli
) and Stephen Gaghan
) takes place a long time after Earth has become incapable of sustaining human life. Both Smiths crash land on our planet and the son must save the father, a hero in whose shadow he lives.
Columbia plans to release the film in June 2013.