Maggie Grace (Faster) and Guy Pearce (Animal Kingdom) have reportedly been cast in director Luc Besson‘s (Taken) Sci-Fi/Drama entitled, Lockout. Besson wrote the script with fellow directors James Mather (Prey Alone) and Stephen St. Leger (Prey Alone).
Deadline reports that Pearce is attached to play a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. He’s offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. Grace will play the president’s daughter.
TheWrap dropped a few more details on the plot,
The film takes place in a prison that is orbiting 50 miles above Earth and houses 500 of the world’s most dangerous prisoners who are kept asleep by sophisticated methods until they suddenly awaken, causing all hell to break loose.