According to The Hollywood ReporterMary Elizabeth Winstead (Birds of prey) and Xochitl Gomez (The babysitter club) has been tapped to star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller titled Ursa Major, which originates from XYZ Films. The pair will play a mother and daughter who are always on the run from hunters.
Ursa Major will be directed by filmmaking duo and brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker from a script written by Patrick Somerville, Colleen O’Brien and Katie French. It will be produced by Somerville and David Eisenberg for Tractor Beam alongside John Finemore, Mason Novick, Allen Fishcher and Brian Steinberg.
“The film follows Charlie and Natalie, a mother and daughter fighting for survival on an Earth-like planet hiding from a group of relentless hunters with the added threat of an imminent and deadly storm approaching,” reads the synopsis. “But Natalie, now a teenager, has begun to question her mother’s decisions, her explanation of who they are, how they got here, and what they must do to survive.”
Winstead is no stranger to the thriller genre, which she previously starred in Death certificate, Error, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Gemini manand Kate. Meanwhile, Gomez recently made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Sam Raimi’s Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness.