Netflix released the first look photos of upcoming film We Can Be Heroes on Thursday. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film will premiere next year and features an ensemble cast, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Pedro Pascal (who was seen in Narcos), Christian Slater, and YaYa Gosselin among others.
Robert Rodriguez's WE CAN BE HEROES, starring YaYa Gosselin, Pedro Pascal, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Christian Slater, comes to Netflix globally January 1, 2021. pic.twitter.com/KQWPED07ZN
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Sharing the photos on Instagram, Chopra Jonas wrote, “Wohooo! It’s finally here! Presenting the first look for – We Can Be Heroes!!!! It’s directed by the incredible Robert Rodriguez, and is coming to Netflix on New Year’s Day!!! A kids classic. Robert pretty much created this genre of movies. I’m so excited about introducing you to the tangled world of my character. More on this coming soon…”
The film will also feature Akira Akbar, Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken, Boyd Holbrook, Hala Finley, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Lotus Blossom, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Sung Kang, Vivien Lyra Blair, Adriana Barraza, and Christopher McDonald.
According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, the film is also written by Rodriquez and is on similar lines as his previous film Spy Kids. The story revolves around the members of the team Heroics, including Pedro Pascal and others, who get kidnapped and their children are left to save them. Chopra Jonas plays the role of director of team Heroics. What follows is a journey of 11 children devising a plan to save their parents, while they explore their powers.
Chopra Jonas has a slew of projects and will be next seen in the film adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s book The White Tiger. She also has Amazon Prime Video’s series Citadel.
The film is produced by Rodriquez under the banner Troublemaker Studios.