John Ortiz is boarding the mothership…
The 53-year-old Puerto Rican actor will star opposite Omari Hardwick and Molly Parker in The Mothership, a sci-fi adventure feature from MRC Film, Automatik and Netflix. Halle Berry previously was announced to star in and executive produce the film.
Oscar-nominated Bridge of Spies screenwriter Matt Charman is directing the film, which will mark his feature debut.
Charman also penned the screenplay, which follows Sara Morse (Berry) one year after her husband mysteriously vanished from their rural farm. When she discovers a strange, extraterrestrial object underneath their home, Sara and her kids embark on a race to find their husband, father and, most important, the truth.
Ortiz’s recent credits include Horse Girl, SXSW drama The Fallout and the Netflix series Messiah.