‘Hamilton’s’ Anthony Ramos to Star in Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Distant’ (Exclusive)

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‘Hamilton’s’ Anthony Ramos to Star in Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Distant’ (Exclusive)
Anthony Ramos will star in Amblin’s upcoming sci-fi comedy “Distant.”

Blades of Glory” and “Office Christmas Party” directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon will helm the pic, written by Spenser Cohen.

The film tells the story of an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must contend with the challenges of his new surroundings, while making his way across the harsh terrain to the only other survivor — a woman who is trapped in her escape pod.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”), Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Anna Halberg (“Extinction”) will produce. Speck and Gordon will also serve as executive producers, along with Jonathan Rothbart and Matt Hirsch. Kevin Vafi will co-produce the movie.

Amblin Partners co-president of production Jeb Brody and creative executive John Buderwitz will oversee for the studio.

Ramos has starred in two Lin-Manuel Miranda musicals: the upcoming movie “In the Heights” as Usnavi de
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