DEALINE: Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming superhero pic We Can Be Heroes has justed added a flood of talent to their robust ensemble. Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Wonder Woman 1984), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, The Wife), YaYa Gosselin (FBI Most Wanted, The Purge) and Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel, This Is Us) are set for the movie which is currently shooting in Texas.
The pic follows the children of Earth’s superheroes after their parents have been kidnapped by alien invaders. The children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.
In addition to Slater, Gosselin, Akbar and the previously announced Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, the pic will also feature Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken (The Kids are Alright, A Christmas Story Live!), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Hala Finley (Man with a Plan, Backroads) Isaiah Russell-Bailey (Family Reunion, SWAT), Lotus Blossom (Magic Max), Lyon Daniels (Patriot), Nathan Blair (Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, Better Luck Tomorrow),Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, Waco), Adriana Barraza (Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Babel, Cake, Penny Dreadful), Brittany Perry-Russell (13 Reasons Why), Christopher McDonald (Mr. Iglesias, Wetlands), J. Quinton Johnson (Everybody Wants Some!!, Last Flag Flying, Dirty Dancing), Haley Reinhart (Step Up Revolution, F is For Family) and Dylan Henry Lau (Fresh Off The Boat).