Trade news made the rounds as of Wednesday with Netflix announcing its cast for superhero action adventure comedy, We Can Be Heroes. Production is already underway with writer/director Robert Rodriguez back at the helm on the Texas set for the story of a team of children who must work together when alien invaders kidnap their superhero parents.
Starring are Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, The Wife), YaYa Gosselin (FBI Most Wanted, The Purge), Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel, This is Us), 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) and Christopher McDonald (Mr. Iglesias, Wetlands) with Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Wonder Woman 1984) and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas (Isn’t It Romantic, Baywatch).
Rodriguez, best known for the Spy Kids franchise and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl and fresh off of Alita: Battle Angel, is also producing.