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Stampede Ventures Adds Poppy Liu To Emma Roberts & Gabrielle Union Feature Comedy ‘Space Cadet’

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 2022-10-03

EXCLUSIVE: Poppy Liu has joined the Stampede Ventures movie Space Cadet , which is currently filming with Emma Roberts ( Holidate, Madame Web ), Gabrielle Union ( The Inspection, Bad Boys II ), Tom Hopper ( The Umbrella Academy, Love in the Villa ), Colombian pop star Sebastián Yatra, David Foley ( The Kids in the Hall, ) and Desi Lydic ( The Daily Show, Awkward ). Liz. W. Garcia ( The Lifeguard ) is helming off her screenplay.

Liu will play the best friend of a Florida party girl (Roberts), who turns out to be the only hope for the NASA space program after a fluke puts her in training with other candidates who may have better résumés, but don’t have her smarts, heart and moxie.

Space Cadet is already set to launch exclusively on Prime Video internationally. Stampede Ventures will finance, with Prime Video licensing international territories outside of the U.S. and Japan.

Greg Silverman and Jon Berg will produce on behalf of Stampede Ventures, with Stampede Ventures’ Gideon Yu and Chris Bosco as executive producers. Roberts, Garcia and Michael Tadross are also EPs.

CAA’s Sarah Schweitzman will be co-repping with Stampede Venture’s Bosco for additional territories including domestic.

A first-generation Chinese American, this is the latest high-profile project for Liu since she broke out in the role of Kiki on the Emmy-winning HBO Max series Hacks . She most recently starred in AMC’s anthology series Tales of the Walking Dead with Anthony Edwards. Coming up, Liu will star in the Amazon series adaptation of Dead Ringers starring Rachel Weisz, Season 2 of Apple TV+’s The Afterparty opposite Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao, the Disney+’s series American Born Chinese and Hulu/Disney+ International’s Wedding Season .

Liu is repped by Buchwald, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose.

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