Amazon Studios has chosen the cast that will join the already announced John Cena , Idris Elba and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Heads of State , the action comedy directed by Ilya Naishuller ( I am nobody ).
It will consist of Paddy Considine (recently seen in House of the Dragon ), Stephen Root , Carla Gugino , Jack Quaid (star of The Boys ), Sarah Niles ( Ted Lasso ), Richard Coyle ( Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secret ),Clare Foster ( Sherlock ), Katrina Durden ( Doctor Strange ) and Aleksandr Kuznetsov ( Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secret ).
Details of the project weren’t disclosed, but Heads of State is described as somewhere between Air Force One and Midnight Run , and will most likely be a buddy movie. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec , screenwriters of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley , have reworked the original script by Harrison Query . Elba and Cena will be executive producers. Peter Safran and John Rickard will produce.
John Cena and Idris Elba have already worked together in The Suicide Squad , and it seems that Heads of State was born on the set of the James Gunn film , of which Safran was a producer. The latter, having noticed the perfect chemistry between the two actors, immediately set about looking for a project to get them back together.