Purple Hearts star Sofia Carson is getting in line for Netflix and Amblin‘s upcoming TSA thriller Carry On. Jaume Collet-Serra directs from a screenplay by TJ Fixman, with Michael Green adding a bit of polish to the final product. Danielle Deadwyler (The Harder They Fall) also joins the cast featuring Taron Edgerton and Jason Bateman.
Netflix and Amblin’s Carry On thriller revolves around Ethan Kopek (Egerton), a young TSA agent who gets blackmailed by a mysterious traveler to let a dangerous package slip through security and onto a Christmas Day flight.
Carson is in high demand after crushing many roles for Netflix’s musical drama Purple Hearts. In addition to playing Cassie, the film’s lead character, Carson executive produced, co-wrote and performed the feature’s original soundtrack. Purple Hearts shot to the top of the Netflix chart, becoming one of the streamer’s most-watched originals. In terms of numbers, Purple Hearts banked 220 million hours viewed in the first 28 days of release. Who says you have to be a superhero movie to matter anymore?
Meanwhile, Deadwyler is booking one project after another since starring as Cuffie in Jeymes Samuel’s The Harder They Fall. She was a big deal before starring alongside Idris Elba, RJ Cyler, and Zazie Beetz in the Netflix Western, but now she’s got multiple projects completed or in post-production. Deadwyler followed The Harder They Fall with Station Eleven, a post-apocalyptic saga spanning numerous timelines. Deadwyler also stars as Mamie Till-Mobley in Chinonye Chukwu’s upcoming drama Till. The film presents a profoundly emotional and cinematic tale about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till. In 1955, Till was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.
What do you think about the concept for Carry On? It’s pretty terrifying, right? Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for travel, and the idea of a mysterious package slipping onto a flight isn’t a far-fetched scenario. People will do unthinkable things when given the proper motivation or loved ones are threatened. Let’s hope Ethan figures out a way to outsmart the person putting so many people in danger.