Subservience: Madeline Zima joins Megan Fox in sci-fi thriller

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Megan Fox and director S.K. Dale, who previously worked together on the thriller Till Death (about a woman who has to deal with a pair of killers while handcuffed to the corpse of her husband), are teaming up again on the sci-fi thriller Subservience, which was scheduled to begin filming at the Bulgarian Nu Boyana Studio on January 7th. With cameras now rolling, Deadline has revealed that Fox is being joined in the cast by Madeline Zima (Californication), Matilda Firth (Hullraisers), Andrew Whipp (Outlander), and newcomer Jude Greenstein, as well as the previously announced Michele Morrone (365 Days).

Will Honley (Escape Room: Tournament of Champions) and April Maguire (Lost Girls) wrote the screenplay for Subservience, crafting a story about a struggling father who purchases a domestic SIM to help care for his house and family until she gains awareness and turns deadly.

Fox is playing the SIM, while the struggling father is played by Morrone. Details on the characters being played by Zima, Firth, Whipp, and Greenstein have not been revealed.

Subservience is coming to us from Millennium Media. The company’s Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Tanner Mobley, Les Weldon, Rob Van Norden, Yariv Lerner, and Jon Berg are producing the film, while Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Boaz Davidson serve as executive producers.

Yunger provided the following statement about the new cast members: “Madeline, Matilda, and Andrew each bring something unique to the table and are a thrill to watch. Featuring an incredibly timely story about artificial intelligence, these actors are the best group to bring our vision to life.

When we first heard about Subservience, Greenstein gave the following statement: “Megan and Michele are perfect for this timely and provocative thriller. As Megan’s third film with us, this high concept and topical subject makes for a cautionary tale of AI and the frighteningly real dangers that could rise. With the addition of the talented Michele to add an extra layer of spice as our leading man, we are excited to see leading lady Megan and S.K. team up again with Megan lending her acting talents to an incredibly layered character.

Dale added: “This film will show a side of Megan that we have never seen before. The cast that we are assembling will elevate this emotionally-charged story and I cannot wait to show you all what we have in store.

I enjoyed Till Death, so I’m looking forward to seeing how Subservience is going to turn out. With M3GAN doing so well in theatres, we’re probably going to see a lot of AI-fuelled villains in the coming years.

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