Robert Rodriguez to direct We Can Be Heroes for Netflix
Staff Reporter | On 22, Aug 2019
Robert Rodriguez will direct We Can Be Heroes, a new family action film for Netflix.
Rodriguez is no stranger to the action genre, having helmed El Mariachi and Predators, but also has experience of tailoring his work for family audiences: he previously directed, wrote, and produced Spy Kids which went on to become a major movie franchise and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, a superhero-kid film intended for the same audience.
The film sees alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, leaving their children to team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.
Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, The Wife) stars in the movie, alongside s cast that includes 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 is on writing and producing duties. Filming is now underway in Texas.