James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Dennis Quaid, and Jack Reynor are set to lead the upcoming sci-fi thriller Kin, EW has confirmed.
The film is based on brother duo Jonathan and Josh Baker’s Bag Man, a short that follows a 12-year-old African-American boy and his mysterious duffle bag as he travels from Harlem to upstate New York. It premiered at South by Southwest in 2015.
The feature-length iteration will center around a fugitive ex-con (Reynor) and his adopted younger brother. Franco plays the vindictive criminal on the heels of their getaway, racing against the feds to find them. Quaid will portray the siblings’ father, while Kravitz will take on the part of a young woman who joins them on the run.
Daniel Casey penned the script. Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Dan Cohen (The Spectacular Now) will produce alongside Jeff Arkuss, David Gross, and Jesse Shapira, who most recently worked on the Best Picture-nominated Room.
Franco, Kravitz, Quaid, and Reynor all join Kin amidst a stack of impending projects. Franco is slated to star in Mad Whale, Mississippi Requiem, and Stephen King’s Drunken Fireworks, among others; Kravitz was freshly cast in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Reynor will voice a character in the Jungle Book: Origins adaption; and Quaid will appear in January’s A Dog’s Purpose.
Deadline first reported the news.