I can’t figure out what’s odder: that this trio of actors are even coming together in the first place, or that they’ll be doing so for a sci-fi comedy. No matter what, though? You never know what to expect from Hollywood. Anyway, it’s reported that Convention — a sci-fi comedy, you might have heard — has caught the attention of Jennifer Aniston, who’s currently negotiating to take a leading role, while Ben Kingsley and Mark Duplass are both locked to star. [Variety]
Commercial director Justin Reardon will make his debut on the film, a Christopher Painter-scripted story that revolves around “an inventor (Duplass) who unveils his latest creation: the five-sided box.” Something about this design transforms the world irrevocably, but implementing “its special fold” has unforetold effects that destroy the space-time continuum.
Aniston would play the inventor’s sister, with whom he must save the universe, while Kingsley has signed to portray a man whose use of this five-sided contraption has the greatest impact. I’d definitely like to know more — partly because the concept at work here is both unusual and plenty high — but Convention‘s at least got a good collection of actors from the outset; that counts for something.
Paul Schiff Productions are doing behind-the-scenes legwork, but no start date has been set into place.
Do you think Convention could work with this cast?
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