Up next on the big screen for Vivica A. Fox is the sci-fi film “Crossbreed,” in which the actress plays the President of the United States, in a project directed by Brandon Slagle.
First-look image from the film above.
And since it’s been a month of a few “firsts” (thanks to the Golden Globes and the Oscar nominations announced yesterday), this marks the first time that an African American actress will play the president of the United States in a feature film. Alfre Woodard played the a black woman POTUS on TV, in NBC’s “State of Affairs,” which was canceled after one season (2014/2015).
In the upcoming movie, Ms. Fox plays a USA president who sends war veterans on a mission to retrieve an alien whose DNA is being used to make weapons.
“When my producers brought up the idea of Vivica in the role, it was a lightning bolt. It was a fantastic idea. Someone who could light up a room but also has a commanding presence. Our President is positive and proactive, not the grim figure as is usually portrayed in these types of movies,” the filmmaker, Brandon Slagle, said of Fox’s casting.
“Crossbreed,” which is described as a throwback to action films of the 1980’s, also stars Daniel Baldwin (in the photo with Fox above), Stink Fisher, Devanny Pinn, Vernon Wells and John T. Woods.
Liz Cuppie is producing; Donna and John Kopp are executive producers.
The indie film, which filmed last fall in Los Angeles, is expected to out later this year.
Fox, who was most recently seen on the big screen in “Independence Day: Resurgence,” and on the small screen in “Empire,” is repped by Media Artists Group.