Aaron Paul and Eiza Gonzalez inside, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tessa Thompson outside

Aaron Paul and Eiza Gonzalez replace Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tessa Thompson in “Ash.”

Aaron Paul joined the cast of Ash

Aaron Paul joined the cast of Ash

The ‘Breaking Bad’ actor and ‘Baby Driver’ actress have joined the cast of filmmaker ‘Kuso’ sci-fi thriller Flying Lotus, taking over previously announced roles for the other two stars last summer .

Production is set to begin in New Zealand in May, with the film telling the story of a woman (Gonzalez) who wakes up on a distant planet to find that the rest of her space station crew have been killed, and she must decide if she can trust the person (Paul) sent to rescue her.

Flying Lotus – who are also composing original music for their film – said in a statement: “We’re building something fresh and unique with Ash and having Eiza and Aaron in this world just makes it flare.

“They’re absolute, brave and equally inspiring magic makers. All that to say… We’re about to kill this shit.

Producers Matthew Metcalfe of GFC and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films welcomed the new cast and are excited to work with Flying Lotus, whose real name is Steven Ellison.

They said in a joint statement: “Leading the visionary artist Flying Lotus, and now in collaboration with the incredibly talented Eiza González and Aaron Paul, we are thrilled to embark on this journey to bring the unique world of ‘Ash.”

Aaron hailed working with Eiza on the project as a “dream come true”.

He shared news of their casting on Instagram and wrote, “New Zealand here we come!

“Excited to announce that I’m teaming up with @xyzfilms on another great story. Brought to you by the incredible filmmaker and musical genius @flyinglotus.

“Leading the charge in this story is the one and only @eizagonzalez and it will absolutely crush him. I have known about this beautiful force of nature for many years now and being able to tackle something so massive with it is truly a dream come true. I love you girl!

“Ash is next-level sci-fi drama that will be mind-blowing and all around f***** and Flylo is going to blow us away with this one.

“Thank you Jonni Remmler for writing such a powerful script that we can all immerse ourselves in.

“Let’s Go!!! (sic)”

Her co-star replied, “Aaron[tearful emojis] THANKS!! Likewise! I couldn’t have had better partners in crime. [heart emojis] (sic)”

Origin of message: woman first

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