James Franco, Dennis Quaid among stars in Toronto to make ‘Kin’

Pop Goes The News — James Franco, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz, and Jack Reynor will be in Toronto this fall to make the sci-fi thriller Kin.

Production is scheduled to get underway near the end of October with directors Jonathan and Josh Baker. The movie is based on their short film Bag Man (watch it below) and written by Daniel Casey.

Kin follows an ex-con (Reynor) and his adopted brother as they and a friend (Kravitz) run from a criminal (Franco), federal agents and fighters from another planet. Their only defence is a mysterious weapon they found.

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Quaid, who will play the boys’ father, just wrapped production of the sophomore season of the Crackle series The Art of More in Montreal.

Franco, a regular at the Toronto International Film Festival, made the mini-series 11.22.63 in Ontario last year as well as the 2008 film Camille.

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Reynor’s movies include 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction and the forthcoming Free Fire. Kravitz appeared in Mad Max: Fury Road and will next be seen in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Producers of Kin include Montreal-born director Shawn Levy (Stranger Things).

BELOW: Watch the short film Bag Man, on which Kin is based.