Christian Slater is Programmed to Become “Mr. Robot”

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is set to star in USA’s . The drama pilot follows a young, brilliant, but severely anti-social hacker (played by Rami Malek) who decides that he can only emotionally connect with people by hacking them. Slater has been cast as Mr. Robot, a mysterious anarchist who recruits the hacker to help him bring down corporate America. Sam Esmail penned the script and will executive produce the project with Steve Golin, Chad Hamilton, and Niels Arden Oplev.

Slater made a name for himself back in the 80s and 90s in films like Heathers, True Romance, and Interview with the Vampire. This project won’t be his first foray into , though. Slater appeared on series like The West Wing, Archer, and most recently, the ABC drama Mind Games. Next up, Slater will star alongside James Franco and Ed Harris in The Adderall Diaries.

Slater is repped by and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin. 

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