Jack Quaid, best known for his lead role in Prime Video’s The Boys, has been tapped to star in sci-fi thriller Companion, a feature which hails from the team behind horror hit Barbarian.

Companion will mark My Dead Ex creator Drew Hancock’s directorial debut, from his own original script. The film’s plot is being kept top secret, so we know nothing beyond its genre, including who Quaid might be portraying. Barbarian writer-director Zach Cregger is producing the film alongside BoulderLight Pictures’ Raphael Margules and J.D. Lifshitz, and Vertigo’s Roy Lee. BoulderLight’s Tracy Rosenblum and Vertigo’s Andrew Childs will executive produce. Cregger was initially set to direct Companion, before opting to go ahead with his own script instead, a New Line film titled Weapons.

Beyond his work on The Boys, Jack Quaid is currently one of the voice stars in Paramount+’s animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, as well as starring in the upcoming second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, as his Lower Decks character Ensign Boimler makes the jump to live-action. The new season, which sees Paul Wesley take on the role of James T. Kirk, premieres June 17th. Quaid will also appear amidst Christopher Nolan’s sprawling ensemble cast in Oppenheimer, which releases on July 21st.

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