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Flying Lotus' new sci-fi thriller, Ash, to star Tessa Thompson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Flying Lotus has revealed that the cast for his forthcoming sci-fi thriller Ash will include Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tessa Thompson.

The two actors will play leading roles in the film, which Flying Lotus – real name Steven Ellison – will direct following his 2017 directorial debut Kuso. The film is based on an original screenplay by writer Jonni Remmler.

In addition to directing Ash, Ellison will also produce the film’s soundtrack. The film is scheduled to begin production in New Zealand in early 2023.

Speaking about working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tessa Thompson, Ellison said in a statement: “It’s an absolute dream come true to collaborate with some of the most talented actors out there.”

A synopsis for Ash shared by Variety, meanwhile, said: “Thompson plays a space station worker who wakes up on a distant planet to find her colleagues viciously killed, and then forced to work together with the man (Gordon-Levitt) sent to rescue her. But as their investigation into what happened sets in motion a terrifying chain of events, the rescuer begins to wonder how innocent she really is.”

In June, Flying Lotus released a double single featuring vocalist Devin Tracy.

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