Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “Batman Begins”) has joined the cast of Andrew Niccol’s latest sci-fi feature “I’m.mortal” for 20th Century Fox, New Regency and Strike Entertainment says Heat Vision.
The story is set in a society where people engineered to stop ageing at 25-years-old and time has become the currency of the realm. The wealthy are practically immortal while the majority of the populous struggles to bank what extra time they can.
Justin Timberlake plays a ghetto rebel wrongly accused of murder who 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.” Niccol (“Gattaca,” “S1m0ne”) directs from a script he wrote and shooting begins in September. Eric Newman and Marc Abraham will produce.