Cillian Murphy Wants to Be "I'm.mortal"

8/20/2010 Posted by Admin

Cillian Murphy Wants to Be "I'm.mortal"

Movie News

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Cillian Murphy, fresh off playing "The Mark" in Christopher Nolan's "Inception," has joined the cast of Andrew Niccol's latest sci-fi feature "I'm.mortal."

According to Heat Vision, Murphy is in final negotiations to star with Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake in the Fox drama.

The story is set in the not-too-distant future, when the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, and the rest try to negotiate for their immortality.

Justin Timberlake plays a ghetto rebel wrongly accused of murder that is forced to go into hiding with a beautiful and rich hostage (Amanda Seyfried). They soon begin a steamy romance. Murphy will play a 'Timekeepers' officer described as "precise as the time he keeps."

This project has a boat load of potential, and the addition of Murphy is another step in the right direction. Although Niccol's projects have been uneven throughout his career, I think "Gattaca" is vastly underrated and proved that Niccol knows his way around sci-fi. On top of that, with Timberlake putting in some solid work on "The Social Network," he has shown he isn't just a singer who is acting.

Niccol directs from a script he wrote and shooting begins in September.

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