Last month it was announced that Michael Bay is set to produce a pandemic thriller entitled Songbird, and now we have word that Demi Moore (Brave New World) will lead the cast of the film alongside Craig Robinson (Dolemite Is My Name), Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell) and Peter Stormare (John Wick: Chapter 2).
In addition to the casting, producers Invisible Narratives and Catchlight Studios also released an official synopsis for Songbird, which reads:
At its heart, Songbird is a love story. Told from street level through the eyes of the characters, Songbird takes place two years into the future, as lockdown has been re-implemented after a more serious virus continues to mutate. In a feeble attempt to keep the sickness contained, the city has been bisected into haves and have nots. The film centers around an essential worker who has a rare immunity, a delivery man who delivers goods and hope throughout the city. Like the vast majority of the population, his girlfriend is locked within her home, and the couple have no ability to physically be together. To be with the one he loves, our hero must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful, well connected family, helmed by a matriarch (Piper Griffin, played by Moore) who will stop at nothing to protect her family and maintain her way of life. Songbird is a story about the resilience of the human spirit and the idea that hope is worth fighting for.
Songbird is being directed by Adam Mason (Into the Dark) and is set to begin filming in Los Angeles where the production “will utilize strict social distancing practices and innovative techniques that will allow for shooting to begin imminently.”