Vikrant Massey-starrer Cargo will premiere in North America at the 2020 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.

The science fiction film, written and directed by Arati Kadav, also features Massey's Mirzapur co-star Shweta Tripathi and actor Nandu Madhav.

The story revolves around a demon Prahastha, who has been working with the help of a female astronaut on a spaceship for years for Post Death Transition services where dead people are recycled for rebirth.

Cargo will be screened under the Global section of the film festival which will run from March 13 to 21.

Vikrant, who most recently featured alongside Deepika Padukone in Chhapaak, said it makes him "proud" that the film has been chosen for the prestigious film gala.

"Cargo is one of the first Indian sci-fi films to be there. And I feel blessed for receiving so much applause not just from the country but across the world. People have loved Chhapaak, they have embraced it with open arms and now Cargo being selected at this big a platform, I feel really fortunate," the actor said in a statement.

Cargo, which had its India premiere at the 2019 MAMI Film Festival under the spotlight section, is produced by Arati, Navin Shetty, Shlok Sharma and Anurag Kashyap.