Songbird, the first major motion picture shot entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown, finally has a release date. Befitting a film set in a world where people are confined to their homes, the film will bypass theaters and premiere on PVOD.
Produced by Michael Bay, Songbird stars KJ Apa (the CW's Riverdale) and Sofia Carson (the Disney Channel's Descendants) as a couple separated by strict quarantine protocols. Apa's character is immune to the virus that has caused the world to enter a military-enforced lockdown, while his girlfriend (Carson) must remain indoors. When people around her start getting sick – and dragged off to undisclosed locations – he'll have to embark on a daring rescue mission.
The ensemble cast also includes Emmy winner Bradley Whitford, Paul Walter Hauser, Demi Moore and Peter Stormare as – you guessed it – a suspicious man with an accent. Director Adam Mason (who co-wrote the film with his frequent collaborator Simon Boyes) has a long history of low-budget horror movies. This will be his chance at the big leagues.
Songbird will be available for digital rental on December 11. It will also arrive on a major streaming service in 2021, though it has not been announced which one.
Check out the trailer below.