“American History X” and “Lake of Fire” director Tony Kaye has hired an unusual leading actor for his next film – an A.I. robot. The film is “2nd Born,” a sequel to Ali Atshani’s new film “1st Born” which stars Val Kilmer, Tom Berenger, Greg Grunberg, William Baldwin, Denise Richards, Dominique Swain and Robert Knepper.
Lotus Entertainment is releasing “1st Born” later this year with that centering on a young married couple, Iranian born Ben (Safai) and American Kate (Taylor Cole), whose complicated first pregnancy forces their extended family, from differing backgrounds, to find common ground for the sake of the baby.
Several of the original cast members are expected to return for “2nd Born” which aims to cast a real robot who will be trained in different acting methods and techniques. Kaye and producer Sam Khoze want to use a physical A.I. robot as an actor and hopes to get to the point he gets SAG recognition.