Trademark Films has announced that Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Momentum) has signed on to star in the sci-fi thriller Android, which is being directed by Niall Johnson (Keeping Mum).
The official description for the film reads: “On a lonely spaceship orbiting Neptune, Mason Anders fulfils his dream to rebuild his dead wife, Beth (Kurylenko), and their son, Spencer, as androids. But when the androids begin demanding a life of their own, Mason’s life is suddenly in danger. A battle of wits and strength ensues. Will Mason prevail against the superior intellect and abilities of the androids, and can he make the ultimate sacrifice and destroy his family to save humanity?”
“Android is a masterfully crafted thriller that explores the very topical issues of artificial intelligence and ever-changing technology,” state Mike Wiluan and Ivan Mactaggart. “But more importantly, it’s a story about what it means to be human. We’re elated to have Olga on board. She’s the perfect choice to bring an authentic sense of humanity and pathos to the character of Beth.”
Android is set to start production in February.