Rhames, Mitchell, Pike Adopt Surrogates

Ving Rhames, Radha Mitchell and Rosamund Pike have joined the Bruce Willis sci-fi thriller “The Surrogates” for Disney Pictures says the trades.

Based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele, the story is set in a future where humans live risk-free lives through robot surrogates that are eternally young, perfect-looking versions of themselves.

Rhames plays a charismatic cult figure who disdains the use of surrogates and tries to lead an uprising against the “new world order.”

Mitchell plays the professional partner of Willis’ character, a cop that through his surrogate investigates the murders of others’ surrogates. Pike plays his wife.

“Terminator 3” director Jonathan Mostow along with T3 scribes Michael Ferris and John Brancato serve in the same capacity here. Ned Vaughn (“Frost/Nixon”) was previously cast.

Production is set to begin in Boston in late April.