Michael Peña Joins Roland Emmerich’s MOONFALL Taking the Place of Stanley Tucci

Michael Peña (Crash, End of Watch, Ant-Man) has joined the cast of director Roland Emmerich’s upcoming sci-fi epic, Moonfall. Peña is welcomed to the cast alongside Carolina Bartczak, Maxim Roy, and Stephen Bogaert, and they join the previously cast Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Eme Ikwuakor, Charlie Plummer, and Donald Sutherland.

Peña is taking over for Stanley Tucci, who Deadline reports “had to exit the project due to government-imposed travel restrictions banning UK flights into Canada.” Peña will play Tom Lopez, a wealthy car dealer who is married to Brian Harper’s (Wilson) ex-wife, the loving and fierce Brenda, played by Bartczak. Roy is Gabriella Auclair, a hardened army captain whose fighting spirit helps position our heroes to save the world, as they navigate the impending disaster. Bogaert will portray NASA Director Albert Hutchings.

Here’s the synopsis:

The space drama takes off with a mysterious force that knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact, and against all odds, a ragtag team launches an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love and risking everything to land on the lunar surface and save our planet from annihilation.

Moonfall is set to hit theaters in 2022.

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