Dennis Quaid Joins Zazie Beetz, Elizabeth Debicki in Sexy Sci-Fi Drama ‘This Blue Is Mine’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Fresh from his appearance in mega-buzzy Cannes competition entry ‘The Substance,’ Dennis Quaid is now set to join Zazie Beetz and Elizabeth Debicki in another wild-sounding project, “This Blue is Mine.”

First announced by Variety ahead of the festival and being launched in the market by HanWay and UTA, “This Blue is Mine” is described as an “original, sexy sci-fi drama,” and marks the English-language debut of Brazilian-born director Iuli Gerbase.

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The story is set amidst a family holiday at a tropical resort, where Arthur (Quaid), a guilt-free bon viveur, surprises everyone by bringing his new beautiful and enigmatic girlfriend, Ivy (Debicki). Ivy’s arrival and her odd behavior throws the already delicate dynamics off balance with Arthur and his daughters. Connie (Beetz) is still recovering from the trauma of a recent miscarriage and her older half-sister Laura can be a bit suffocating in her efforts to support her. One evening, after Connie gets very drunk, Ivy quietly reveals to her that she’s actually an alien visiting Earth. While Laura is quick to write Ivy off as an aspiring trophy wife, Ivy’s strangeness makes Connie, and with her the audience, question if she could actually be an alien. Before she knows it, Connie is being seduced by Ivy and invited to follow her back to her planet, an invitation that sound more seductive as the family drama heightens. But is Ivy really an alien? Or is Connie having a mental breakdown? Connie may have to take a leap of faith.

Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer of Kamala Films (“A Private War”) are producing. Beetz will serve as an executive producer. HanWay Films have introduced the film to international buyers in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group are repping the U.S. sale. Atomic Honey — run by Chelsea Ellis Bloch and Marisol Roncali — is casting the project.

“Dennis Quaid is such a great talent, and it has been exciting to see him in Cannes enjoying the buzz and excitement around ‘The Substance,'” said HanWay CEO Gabrielle Stewart. “He is a great addition to the film.”

Quaid is represented by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, and Hoberman. Debicki is represented by CAA. Beetz is represented by WME, Entertainment 360, and Sloane, Offer, Weber, and Dern. Gerbase is represented by UTA, Entertainment 360, and Granderson Des Rochers.

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