Robert Rodriguez, Priyanka Chopra Jonas Team for Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes

Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel, Sin City) will direct Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Isn’t It Romantic?, Quantico) in We Can Be Heroes, a kids’ superhero film for Netflix, according to an exclusive report in Deadline.

The movie will be set against an alien invasion of Earth, during which Earth’s superheroes are kidnapped, leaving their children to unite, save their parents, and save the world.


Deadline reports that the film will also star Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, The Wife), YaYa Gosselin (FBI Most Wanted, The Purge), Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel, This Is Us) and Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Wonder Woman 1984) -- shown above -- as well as: 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), Brittany Perry-Russell (13 Reasons Why), Christopher McDonald (Mr. Iglesias, Wetlands), J. Quinton Johnson (Everybody Wants Some!!, Last Flag Flying, Dirty Dancing), Hailey Reinhart (Step Up Revolution, F is For Family) and Dylan Henry Lau (Fresh Off The Boat).

The Spy Kids director will also write the screenplay for the film, which will be produced by his company, Quick Draw Productions. It is now in production in Texas; a release date has not been announced.