According to early info from back in May, Songbird is a pandemic film that tells the story of people in a virus-ruined Los Angeles in 2022. In the film, lockdowns were removed too early and the virus came back stronger than ever. Two months on... that's actually what's happened in the States. Lockdowns in a number of states were rolled back and earlier this week the United States reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases: over 60 thousand in 24 hours.
Despite this, Songbird started production in Los Angeles on July 8th, making it one of the first movies to start shooting in the city since the lockdown. 🥴 As much as this seems like a pretty bad idea, we hope the cast and crew are being kept as safe as possible.
Speaking of the cast, it's stacked with quite a few faces you'll recognise.
KJ Apa is playing a motorbike courier called Nico who happens to have a rare immunity to the virus. Carson is playing Sara, a young artist who Nico falls in love with.
According to the official announcement, Nico will have to "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."
Also joining the cast are Demi Moore, who'll be playing the matriarch and Jenna Ortega, who you might remember as Joe's sarcastic teenage neighbour in You.