Deadline is reporting that Vlad Alexis is the latest name to join the cast of sci-fi thriller Code 8.
Code 8 is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with some type of supernatural ability, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, most ‘specials’ face discrimination and live in poverty. We follow a man named Connor Reed struggling to pay for his mother’s medical treatment and is recruited by a criminal named Garrett who teaches him to use his powers to pull off a series of crimes.
Vlad Alexis (also known as Vladimir Alexis whose credits include Stonewall and X-Men: Apocalypse) will be playing the role of Freddie, a special who runs with Garrett’s crew. Code 8 also stars Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell, Sung Kang, Kari Matchett, Greg Bryk, Aaron Abrams and Laysla De Oliveira.
The Amell’s starred in Jeff Chan’s short film of the same name and launched an Indiegogo campaign last year to get it adapted into a feature film, raising more than $1.7m in the process. Earlier in the year in February, it was announced that XYZ Films had acquired the international sales rights to Code 8, with production already underway. Chan will direct and produce under his Colony Pictures banner, with the Amells, screenwriter Chris Pare, Thick Water Entertainment and Resolute Films’ Lee Kim executive producing.