According to Deadline, Vlad Alexis — who played a salesperson in X-Men: Apocalypse, and Cong in Stonewall — has officially joined the cast of the upcoming feature film. Alexis is set to play Freddie, who is one of the “specials” that works for the leader of the crime world, Garrett (Stephen Amell), within the film.
Code 8 takes place in a world where four percent of the population has supernatural abilities. While this sounds like a good thing, the “specials” as they are called are actually looked down upon, and therefore can rarely find work to make money.
The film, which is currently filming in Toronto, follows of the “specials,” Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), as he tries to make money in order to pay for his mom’s medical treatment. To get the funds he needs, Connor turns to Garrett (Stephen Amell), which puts him on the militarized police’s radar.
Code 8 will also star Fast & Furious alum, Sung Kang, as the head of the militarized police, as well as Kari Matchett, Greg Bryk, and Aaron Abrams.
(H/T Bleeding Cool)
Code 8 is officially filming, so keep an eye out on their social media pages for more updates from the Amell men!