Chris McKay’s ‘Ghost Draft’ Adds Edwin Hodge & Mary Lynn Rajskub to the Star-Studded Ensemble

Sep 4, 2019


Paramount and Skydance’s upcoming film, under the working title of ‘Ghost Draft,’ now has Edwin Hodge and Mary Lynn Rajskub onboard the cast. Their roles are under wraps.

Hodge was recently in the FX series ‘Mayans M.C.’ and Paramount’s ‘Bumblebee.’ He was also in three films in Blumhouse’s ‘Purge’ franchise, with the first movie, ‘Anarchy,’ and ‘Election Year.’ Next, he will appear in the ABC pilot ‘Triangle,’ which is currently in post-production.

Rajskub is popular for playing Chloe O’Brian in the original series of the FOX franchise ’24.’ Other television credits include FXX’s ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ Starz’s ‘The Girlfriend Experience,’ and FOX/NBC’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ For film, she starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia,’ Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris’ ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ and Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ ‘The Kings of Summer.’

Deadline also reports Seychelle Gabriel (‘The Legend of Korra,’ ‘Get Shorty’), Alexis Louder (‘Black Panther,’ ‘Chicago P.D.’), Alan Trong (‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Alita: Battle Angel’), and newcomer Chibuikem Uche are part of the cast.

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Moreover, the rest of the cast and their roles:

  • Chris Pratt (‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’)
    • A man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past.
  • Yvonne Strahovski (‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Predator’)
    • A woman that Pratt’s character meets in the future, who has a connection to his past.
  • Ryan Kiera Armstrong (‘The Art of Racing in the Rain,’ ‘It: Chapter Two’)
    • Possibly the daughter of Pratt’s character.
  • Betty Gilpin (‘Stuber,’ ‘GLOW’)
    • Unknown role.
  • Jasmine Mathews (‘Heathers,’ ‘Sweetbitter’)
    • Unnamed role.
  • Keith Powers (‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘What/If’)
    • A military commander.
  • Sam Richardson (‘Veep,’ ‘Good Boys’)
    • Undisclosed role.
  •  J.K. Simmons (‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’)
    • The father of Pratt’s character.
  • Theo Von (Inside Amy Schumer,’ ‘Typical Rick’)
    • Unrevealed role.

Additionally, the premise of the sci-fi thriller is below:

“Set in a future where humanity is losing a war against aliens. To turn the tide, scientists draft soldiers from the past to fight the war.”

Meanwhile, Chris McKay (‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘The Lego Batman Movie’) serves as director. The screenplay is from Zach Dean (‘Deadfall,’ ’24 Hours to Live’) and Bill Dubuque (‘The Accountant,’ ‘Ozark’).

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Further, the crew, so far, comprises of:

  • Cinematographer Larry Fong (‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Kong: Skull Island’)
  • Costume designer Betsy Heimann (‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Green Book’)
  • Production designer Peter Wenham (‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’)
  • Second unit director/Stunt coordinator Thomas Robinson Harper (‘Pacific Rim: Uprising,’ ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’)

Lastly, filming is targeting a start date of September 10th, and a wrap date of January 16th. Back in April, we at the GWW reported that shooting locations for the film would include Atlanta, Georgia and Iceland. We can also confirm the Dominican Republic is another location.

However, Paramount has yet to give the film a release date.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline

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