Riverdale star K.J. Apa and Sofia Carson, a star of Disney’s Descendants, have been cast in Songbird, an upcoming pandemic thriller being produced by Michael Bay. 

The movie began production last week in Los Angeles, and Apa and Carson will be the thriller’s stars. 

The film will be set two years in the future during a pandemic lockdown. Songbird will illustrate the love story between Nico (Apa), a motorbike courier, and Sara (Carson), a young artist.

According to an announcement on Monday, “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 who will stop at nothing to protect her family and maintain her way of life.”

Demi Moore is set to play the matriarch and Bradley Whitford, Craig Robinson, Jenna Ortega, Paul Walter Hauser and Peter Stormare are also on the cast list.

Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman’s company, Invisible Narratives, made the Monday announcement and is fully financing the production. The film is also being produced by Catchlight Studios and will be directed by Adam Mason.

Songbird is one of the first projects to begin production before the lifting of the lockdown. The project has newly imposed safety restrictions, however, and was briefly shut down by SAG-AFTRA.

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