Alanis Morissette has joined the cast of John Alan Simon’s “Radio Free Albemuth,” a semiautobiograhical feature film take on the live of novelist Philip K. Dick says The Hollywood Reporter.
Morissette plays Sylvia, a woman who shows up in the vision of a record label executive named Nick (Jonathan Scarfe) as a glamorous singer. In reality, she’s an ordinary woman in unexpected remission from lymphoma who, after appearing in Nick’s visions, gets a job as his secretary.
She becomes his soul mate thanks to the pair’s shared spirituality and visions. Shea Whigham, Katheryn Winnick and Hanna Hall also star.
Dick’s 1976 novel is loosely based on his own experience with visions in the mid-’70s. “Radio” began filming this month in and around Los Angeles.