According to THR Inception and Sunshine actor Cillian Murphy is in final negotiations to join Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake in I’m.mortal, a sci-fi drama directed by Andrew Niccol (Lord of War).
In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying, ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as ‘time keepers’.
Justin Timberlake will play Will, the poor man, with Amanda Seyfried playing an heiress who he kidnaps while on the run. Cillian Murphy will play an officer from the Timekeepers organization who is described as “precise as the time he keeps.” Murphy is great at playing the villain, as seen in Batman Begins.
I’m.mortal will begin filming in late September and will be released by 20th Century Fox sometime next year.