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Priyanka Chopra is set to star in Netflix superhero movie

The actress will team up with director Robert Rodriguez for a film called 'We Can Be Heroes'

Priyanka Chopra's next project will be a film for Netflix directed by Robert Rodriguez . AFP
Priyanka Chopra's next project will be a film for Netflix directed by Robert Rodriguez . AFP

Priyanka Chopra is heading to Netflix.

The Quantico star has signed on to work on a new project and it involves director Robert Rodriguez and the streaming service. The sci-fi fantasy film is titled We Can Be Heroes and also stars Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Sung Kang and Pedro Pascal.

The movie’s plot follows the story of alien invaders kidnapping Earth’s superheroes leaving a group of children to team up with their parents to save the world. The Indian actress is expected to play the role of one of the parents.

The film will be written, produced and directed by Rodriguez. He also previously helmed the popular Spy Kids film franchise and likely drew inspiration from the series.

Little else has been revealed about the project so far except that production is currently underway in Texas. Chopra was last seen in the romantic comedy Isn’t It Romantic with Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine. She is set to make her comeback in Bollywood with The Sky is Pink, a film based on the motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary, which will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The actress has just returned from the Happiness Begins tour which featured her husband Nick Jonas and her brothers-in-law Kevin and Joe. Just last week, she was spotted out with her husband at her brother-in-law's 30th birthday wearing a pair of shoes by Jordanian-Romanian designer Amina Muaddi.

Mobile-only Netflix in India

Last month, Netflix announced a mobile-only streaming plan in India, which will cost users 199 rupees (Dh10) per month.

“Our members in India watch more on their mobiles than members anywhere else in the world, and they love to download our shows and films,” Ajay Arora, director of product innovation at Netflix said of the initiative. “We believe this new plan will make Netflix even more accessible and better suit people who like to watch on their smartphones and tablets—both on the go and at home.”

Updated: August 22, 2019 01:08 PM

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