Hilary Swank has signed on to star in debut filmmaker Grant Sputore’s Australian sci-fi thriller “I Am Mother” at Southern Lights Films and Penguin Empire.
Michael Lloyd Green penned the script about a teenage girl (Clara Rugaard) raised underground by a robot mother designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. Their bond is threatened when a blood-drenched stranger (Swank) is taken in by the teen, only to find herself at odds with her robot parent.
Overnight, the stranger casts doubt on Mother’s claims about the outside world and begins to unravel the fabric of their insular family. Unsure whom to trust, the girl begins to probe into Mother’s dubious nature and uncovers the truth of her greater mission.
Luke Hawker and Tahlia Sturzaker also star in the project which Kelvin Munro and Timothy White are producing.