Galecki Signs For Niccol’s Immortality Tale

Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory”) has signed on for a role in Andrew Niccol’s latest untitled sci-fi feature for 20th Century Fox, New Regency and Strike Entertainment says Deadline.

Previously titled “I’m.mortal”, 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.

Galecki plays the best friend of Timberlake’s character. Vincent Kartheiser, Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy and Collins Pennie also star.

Niccol (“Gattaca,” “S1m0ne”) directs from a script he wrote and hopes to begin production before the year ends. Eric Newman and Marc Abraham will produce.