Here’s everything we can expect from the new romantic thriller ‘Songbird’ starring KJ Apa and Sofia Carson!

Written by: Olivia Campus – October 28th, 2020 11:31 pm pst

Michael Bay's new romantic thriller

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Get ready for a new kind of love story! Micheal Bay is producing a romantic thriller, Songbird, that will center around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The film will star KJ Apa and Sofia Carson as each other’s romantic interest. 

Songbird is set in 2024, where the coronavirus has only grown and further mutated, killing more than 50% of the population, and those with the virus are forced to live in quarantine camps. 

Riverdale star KJ Apa will play Nico, a delivery courier who is immune to the growing virus. Nico finds love and hope when he meets Sara, who is played by Sofia Carson. Even though the two have never officially met due to strict lockdown and curfew rules. 

“It’s a dystopian, scary world, but it’s a romantic movie about two people who want to be together, but they can’t, It’s Romeo and Juliet, but they’re separated by her front door and by the virus.” Says Adam Mason, the director of the film. 

Despite Carson’s character Sara being locked in her apartment due to the coronavirus, she is no damsel in distress.

 “Even though she’s lost everything, she is a warrior of hope. She represents this young generation of fearless men and women who are holding onto hope and who are the real true leaders, who will lead us into the future.” Says Carson. 

Filming for Songbird began on July 8th, making the film the first to shoot in Los Angeles during the pandemic. However, strict safety rules were implemented to make sure the cast and crew were safe. 

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Carson said, “Even though this is the pandemic thriller and it’s suspenseful and terrifying, the heart of a story is hope; it’s the hope that is represented in Sara’s character and the love between Sara and Nico. In our never-ending dark night, the songbird sings a song of hope.” 

As for now, the release date for Songbird has yet to be announced. 

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About The Author:

Olivia Campus is a journalism student at Cal State University, Fullerton, and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She hopes to one day pursue a career in entertainment news reporting. Olivia loves movies, especially romantic comedies, and has a passion for all things pop culture.

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