Crater Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


May 12, 2023
1hr 45min
Status: released

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Crater Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction, Adventure
Release dateMay 12, 2023
Running time1h 45m
Age ratingPG
StarringIsaiah Russell-Bailey
Mckenna Grace
Billy Barratt
Orson Hong
Thomas Boyce
Scott Mescudi
Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Written byJohn Griffin
Produced byDan Cohen
Dan Levine
Shawn Levy
Cinematography by Jas Shelton
Edited by James W. Harrison III
Music byDan Romer
Osei Essed
Production CompanyWalt Disney Pictures
21 Laps Entertainment
Distributor Disney+

Crater Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Isaiah Russell-Bailey as Caleb
  • Mckenna Grace as Addison
  • Billy Barratt as Dylan
  • Orson Hong as Borney
  • Thomas Boyce as Marcus
  • Scott Mescudi as Michael
  • Selenis Leyva as Maria
  • Hero Hunter as a younger Caleb
  • Carson Minniear as Charlie
  • Michael Papajohn as a miner
  • Brad Davidorf as an adult Dylan
  • Dann Florek as an older Dylan


After the death of his father, a boy growing up on a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a legendary crater, along with his four best friends, prior to permanently leaving the Moon and relocated to another planet. About Crater Movie:

The spec script by John Griffin was initially featured on the 2015 Black List, an annual list of the best-unproduced screenplays of the year, where it received 34 votes.

On November 8, 2017, it was announced that 20th Century Fox had purchased the script from a pitch by visual effects supervisor Rpin Suwannath. However, as a result of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney, the development of the project was halted.

Shawn Levy was initially in negotiations to direct the film, before being replaced by Kyle Patrick Alvarez on January 12, 2021. Levy was now attached to produce the project instead alongside his 21 Laps Entertainment production partner Dan Levine. Due to the acquisition of Fox, the film was shifted to Disney’s streaming service Disney+ for an exclusive streaming premiere instead of the traditional theatrical release.

The film had an estimated budget of $53.4 million, before tax incentives.

In March 2021, Mckenna Grace was cast in the film alongside Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Billy Barratt, Orson Hong, and Thomas Boyce.

Scott Mescudi was cast in May. Brady Noon was reportedly playing a character named Hector, but he does not appear in the final film.

Principal photography began on June 21, 2021, at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Filming also took place in Los Angeles and lasted until August 20, 2021.

A first-look image of the film was shared on March 29, 2023.

Crater was released on Disney+ on May 12, 2023 and was removed from the service on June 30, 2023. It generally received positive reviews from critics.