Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Craig Robinson joins Michael Bay's pandemic thriller Songbird

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Photo credit: NBC - NBC Universal

From Digital Spy

You'll know him from comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Office US, Hot Tub Time Machine and Pineapple Express, but Craig Robinson is now mixing it up with a pandemic movie produced by Michael Bay.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Mason is on directing duties for this one (titled Songbird), who co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Boyes.

Prison Break's Peter Stormare, Demi Moore and BlacKkKlansman star Paul Walter Hauser have been cast alongside Robinson in leading roles.

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Photo credit: Jim Spellman - Getty Images

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Songbird will take place two years in the future during pandemic lockdown, and follows the fledgling love story between motorbike courier Nico (who's immune from the virus) and Sara, a young artist.

"To be with the one he loves, our hero must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful, well connected family, helmed by a matriarch (Piper Griffin, played by Moore) who will stop at nothing to protect her family and maintain her way of life."

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Photo credit: NBC Universal

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The filmmakers are hoping to kick off production in Los Angeles next month, and plan on using "innovative techniques" while the real-world quarantine continues.

Something tells us this won't be the only pandemic-inspired movie in the works right now.

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