Cinematical discusses the cast of Andrew Niccol’s “I’m.mortal” which begins filming this September. The film stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. Batman’s Scarecrow actor, Cillian Murphey is said to be in final negotiations for the film also.
Niccol, of course, is the mind that brought us both Gattaca and The Truman Show in the late ’90s, before following it up with S1m0ne and The Terminal. This sounds like just the story to bring him back to his first tastes of success, and calm fan’s nerves before he tackles The Host (Stephenie Meyer’s take on scifi).
If you have any concerns regarding Teen Pop Heartthrob, Justin Timberlake, taking on a serious leading male role in a sci-fi/thriller/drama type movie, worry no more. He is actually a very surprisingly talented actor. (He gave a truly riveting performance in his 2006 movie Alpha Dog.)
The film sees him in a future where the aging gene is shut off, and time becomes the wealth of the world; the rich get to live forever, while the poor battle with their mortality. Timberlake will play a poor man who inherits a fortune of time, is targeted as part of a murder investigation, and ends up kidnapping an heiress (Amanda Seyfried) while on the run.
Naturally, someone has to try and bring the poor guy down, and Cillian Murphy wants the honor.