Principal photography has begun on John Alan Simon's Philip K Dick adaptation Radio Free Albemuth starring Alanis Morissette.

Jonathan Scarfe, Shea Whigham, Katheryn Winnick and Hanna Hall also star in the Discovery Productions and Open Pictures story about an extra-terrestrial plot to bring down a corrupt regime through the power of music. Morissette plays Sylvia, a singer with prophetic powers.

Simon is producing through his Discovery Productions alongside Dale Rosenbloom and his company Open Pictures and Rhino Film's president Stephen Nemeth.

'I am a big fan of Philip K Dick's poetic and expansively imaginative books,' Morissette said. 'I feel blessed to portray Sylvia, and to be part of this story being told in film.'