article Actors John Cusack, Robert De Niro and Tom Hanks will play a bunch of former astronauts who crash-land on an alien world, a new film project that will reunite the stars, Deadline has learned.
The film, “The Last Men,” will be directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme.
“A New Day” director David Lynch, who helmed “Blue Velvet” and “The Elephant Man,” will helm the film, which is slated to begin shooting this summer.
The “Last Men” project will mark Demme’s first feature film since “Blue,” which won him an Oscar for Best Director.
“The film will tell the story of a group of former space flight astronauts who will return to Earth in a series of short films.
They will be stranded in an alien planet where they must survive in isolation for five years and try to figure out how to survive the harsh conditions of space,” the studio said in a statement.
“Each film will have its own narrative and will focus on the astronauts’ survival on the alien world.”
The project will also reunite Demme with his “Blue” co-star Hanks.
Demme, who was nominated for his work on “The Graduate,” has also directed “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Good Wife” and many other films, including the Oscar-nominated “The Thin Red Line.”
He is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
The Last Men is expected to begin filming this summer in Los Angeles.