Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class, Mad Max: Fury Road) stars in the sci-fi crime thriller Kin, a project that marks the feature directing debut of brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker (it’s based on their short flick Bag Man).

The storyline centers on Eli (Myles Truitt), a youth who discovers an alien weapon that is wanted by various sectors of society (including a crime lord played by James Franco). Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) co-stars as Jimmy, Eli’s ex-con brother who tries his best to keep his younger sibling out of harm’s way. Kravitz is Mille, the woman who befriends them on their dangerous journey.

For Kravitz, working on Kin began with a coincidental moment. “I had seen him in Sing Street, right before I got this script actually,” said Kravitz. “And hadn’t seen him in anything else. I was like ‘who is that dude.’ I felt like he stole the film and a week later I got the script and I was like ‘Jack Reynor, who is that?’ And I googled him, and it was the guy I was just talking about two days ago! I was having a full conversation about him. So yeah, it also felt very synchronistic that I would see that film, enjoy his performance so much, and be asked to work with him a week later.” 

Click on the media bar to hear Kravitz talk about what attracted her to screenplay (which was recommended to her by Michael B. Jordan):

Kin opens nationwide August 31. 

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