‘Alpha Gang’: Jon Hamm, Andrea Riseborough, Nicholas Hoult, & More Lead Incredible Sci-Fi Comedy Ensemble

It’s like somebody reached into my brain and plucked out all of my various crushes and threw them into one movie. Variety reports Jon Hamm, Nicholas Hoult, Andrea Riseborough, Mackenzie Davis, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sofia Boutella, and Steven Yuen will star in sci-fi comedy Alpha Gang, and that’s all that really matters, doesn’t it?

However, there’s more. This ensemble of awesomeness comes from the David and Nathan Zellner, the duo behind two of my favorite quirky offbeat Sundance films: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, and Damsel. They’ll teamup to direct and produce from a script solely by David…

Alpha Gang is an alien invasion movie, but one where the visitors are threatened by human emotions…

They look and sound human, but Alpha Gang are aliens, sent on a mission to conquer Earth. Armed and dangerous, they show no mercy, until they catch the most toxic, contagious human disease of all: emotion. Their plan for world domination is in danger of derailing once they start to feel joy, fear, empathy, and – worst of all – love… But hopefully they can still annihilate mankind before it’s too late.

Filming begins next year, and I’ll be watching like a hawk.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.