Kid Cudi Stars in New Trailer for Disney+ Sci-Fi Flick 'Crater'

The multi-hyphenate plays the dad of Caleb Channing, a boy who sets out to explore the titular lunar crater. The PG-rated film will hit Disney+ next month.

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Kid Cudi is living up to his Man on the Moon moniker.

On Wednesday, Disney+ released the trailer for Crater, a coming-of-age sci-fi film that follows a group of kids living on a lunar colony in 2257. Cudder—who is credited under his legal name, Scott Mescudi—plays the father of lead character Caleb Channing, a boy who sets out to find the titular crater with his friends.

The trailer begins with Cudi speaking about the mysterious location before he encourages his son to explore it.

“You were born here, raised here. This dome is the only world you’ve ever known,” he tells Caleb while looking at a map. “There’s a place just off past the eastern ridge, right there. You’ll see. Get out there. To the crater.”

The preview then shows Caleb and his pals preparing for the adventure, and cuts to action-packed scenes from their road trip, which includes meteor showers, rover rides, and a game of moon rock baseball.

“The most important thing to remember: it’s not just about where you’re going, it’s about how you get there, the people you get there with,” Cudi says. “You’re never quite the same as you were when you began.”

The PG-rated film is directed by Kyle Patrick (Easier with Practice, C.O.G., The Stanford Prison Experiment) with a script by John Griffin (The Twilight Zone). It also stars Bill Barratt, Mckenna Grace, Orson Hong, and Thomas Boyce.

On Twitter, Cudi wrote, “Im so happy and excited about this one yall.  Gettin the chance to work with such awesome people, priceless man. Also!! its me and @MckennaGraceful second movie together exactly 10 years later. … Take it to the moon!!!”

Im so happy and excited about this one yall. Gettin the chance to work with such awesome people, priceless man. Also!! its me and @MckennaGraceful second movie together exactly 10 years later 🥹 #Cratermovie streaming May 12th Take it to the moon!!!

You can check out the Crater trailer above. The film lands on Disney+ May 12.

Cudi’s filmography has grown significantly over the past few years, having starred in Don’t Look Up, Bill & Ted Face the Music, and Crisis, as well as A24’s X and Pearl both in 2022. He will also be in John Woo’s action-thriller Silent Night and Brittany Snow’s Parachute.

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