Gabrielle Union and Tom Hopper have joined the cast of Space Cadet.

The duo joined the ensemble cast for the film, which will be directed by Emma Roberts and directed by Liz W. Garcia.

Colombian pop star Sebastian Yatra, David Foley and Desi Lidick have also been cast in the film.

Space Cadet follows Florida party girl Rex (Roberts) who finds herself the only hope for NASA’s space program after an ironic fate forces her to train with other candidates who have the best resumes but no brains or heart.

The Amazon Prime Video film begins production next week with Greg Silverman and Jon Berg producing for Stampede Ventures.

Berg, who serves as president of production at Stampede Ventures, said, “Emma’s incredible wit and comedic timing perfectly embody the role of Rex, and Liz’s portrayal of the character makes women’s take on the STEM industry so unique and exciting, and we hope it inspires young women , interested in this field.

“The space race continues to intrigue all of us around the world, so we have no doubt that all audiences will engage with this amazing female narrative.”

Matt Huntley, Director of Worldwide Film Licensing for Prime Video, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Stampede Ventures to bring ‘Space Cadet’ to Prime Video.

“Now more than ever, we’re all in need of fun and adventure, and this magical film is sure to bring both to Prime Video members around the world.”

Gabrielle starred alongside Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku in the 2000 film Drive It and recently said she would love to do a sequel.

The 49-year-old star said: “I’ve heard a lot of rip-offs over the years, but I’ve heard some really great versions from famous writers that are really surprising.”

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