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Amanda Seyfried joins Andrew Niccol's sci-fi project I'm.mortal

07.13.2010
We haven't heard anything since April about Andrew Niccol's I'M.MORTAL, but today word has come that the lovely Amanda Seyfried has been cast in the filmmaker's first sci-fi film since S1M0NE, a project that's being described as "an action love story".

I'M.MORTAL revolves around the concept that aging stops at 25. Variety elaborates: "In 'I'm.mortal,' time has become the currency. Once you turn 25 and your aging gene turns off, you must buy and bank time. If you are rich enough, you can live forever. But if you run out of time, you are engineered to die automatically.

When a rebel from the ghetto is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful, rich hostage (Seyfried). Together, this duo rages against the system, living minute to minute. They discover that love is more powerful than all the time in the world."


The lead male has yet to be cast, but I like the idea here in what Niccol tells to Variety: "It's a strange casting process. Even for a small role like a priest or a pawnbroker, where you would normally cast a 75­-year­-old character actor, I have to find a 75­-year­-old character actor in a 25-­year-old body."

To the Schmoes who've suggested Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I say good call (and with INCEPTION right around the corner, it might be perfect timing). Production on the film was last said to be starting this summer, so I would imagine we'll hear news relatively soon.

After I'M.MORTAL, Niccol will next direct Stephenie "I'm responsible for TWILIGHT" Meyer's THE HOST. Make of that what you will.
Extra Tidbit: If not JGL, who else?
Source: Variety

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