Hilary Swank Will Star in Sci-Fi Thriller “I Am Mother”

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Two-time Oscar winner has signed on to the sci-fi thriller I Am Motherthe directorial debut by Grant Sputore, based on an original idea he developed with writer Michael Lloyd Green, resulting in a 2016 Black List . They’ve already started filming at Adelaide Studios in South Australia.

Swank is joining relative newcomer Clara Rugaard who plays the first generation of humans raised by a kindly robot “Mother,” functioned to repopulate earth after mankind’s extinction. When Swank shows up as an unknown woman soaked in blood, it threatens the odd mother-daughter relationship as the young woman starts wondering if what she’s been told about the outside world is true or not.

Produced by Timothy White of Southern Light Films and Kelvin Munro of Penguin Empire, the robot of the movie’s title will be created by the special FX team at WETA Workship (The Lord of the Rings).

Anna Vincent and Michael Lloyd Green are co- while Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti from Rhea Films along with Bryce Menzies, Philip Wade, John Wade and Sputore are all exec. .

The Australian is financed by Hercules Investments with investment from Screen Australia and the South Australian Corporation in association with Adelaide Festival, Screenwest, Lotterywest, Fin VFX, Blockhead and Kojo.

Studiocanal is handling distribution in Australia and New Zealand, while Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales and Global’s Graham Taylor overseeing U.S. sales.

Repped by , recently finished filming Danny Boyle’s 10-episode John Paul Getty III kidnap series Trust for FX, and she appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s comedy Logan Lucky over the summerBefore that, she appeared in Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman. Swank won her first Oscar for her role as Brandon Teena in Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry in 1999 and then won a second for her starring role in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, in which she played woman boxer Maggie Fitzgerald.

This casting was first reported on by Variety.

 Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor
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