Now that convention season is officially upon us, it seems appropriate to turn our sights to the most anticipated of all conventions: the national box convention. That’s right my friends, Sir Ben Kingsley (Hugo) and Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed) will star in the indie pic, Convention, a sci-fi comedy centered around a box convention, at which an intrepid inventor (Duplass) premieres his creation: a five-sided box. His revolutionary design seems destined to turn the world of folded boxes on its end until he learns that his production process alters the space-time continuum. Commercial director Justin Reardon will make his feature debut in Convention, with a script from Christopher Painter. Hit the jump for more on Convention.
Variety reports that Jennifer Aniston is also circling the role for Duplass’s character’s sister, an instrumental figure in preventing the end of the world due to the inventor’s “special fold.” Rushmore’s Paul Schiff will produce alongside Tai Duncan (Tenure), who have yet to set a start date for production (which is a big part of the reason why Aniston hasn’t committed yet). Kingsley is set to star as a legend in the industry who buys the five-sided box invention and nearly causes the downfall of the world because of it.
Duplass can next be seen in Darling Companion followed by Safety Not Guaranteed and Alex Kurtzman’s People Like Us. Kingsley, who stars in a wide variety of picture genres, can currently be seen on screen alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator and is currently filming Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game and will next shoot Iron Man 3.