Deadline is reporting that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu has signed on to appear in Hello Stranger, a sci-fi thriller from director April Mullen (Wander).
The film follows Faye, “a woman who attempts to replace her newly deceased husband, Evan, with an android simulant (SIM). Although SIM Evan appears like human Evan in every way, Faye does not feel the same love for SIM Evan as it does for her. SIM Evan tries to win Faye back while at the same time being on-the-run from a government agent chasing down SIMs who have become “conscious” and could potentially be a threat to humankind.”
“We are all tremendously excited that Simu Liu has joined the cast of Hello Stranger,” said executive producer Kirk D’Amico of Myriad Pictures. We think that Simu will absolutely do a great job with this pivotal role for April and the production.”
Hello Stranger is currently shooting in Toronto, with a cast that includes Sam Worthington (Avatar), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), Robbie Amell (Upload) and Alicia Sanz (The Legend of El Cid).