Ving Rhames, Radha Mitchell
and Rosamund Pike
have joined Bruce Willis
in the sci-fi thriller “The Surrogates
” for Disney.
Jonathan Mostow is directing the film based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and artist Brett Weldele of Top Shelf Comix. Michael Ferris and John Brancato, the writing duo that last teamed with Mostow on “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, penned the script.
Ned Vaughn (“Frost/Nixon”) was also previously cast in the film, which is set in the future where humans live risk-free lives through robot surrogates that are eternally young, perfect-looking versions of themselves.
Ving Rhames plays a charismatic cult figure who disdains the use of surrogates and tries to lead an uprising against the “new world order.”
Radha Mitchell plays the professional partner of Willis’ character, a cop that through his surrogate investigates the murders of others’ surrogates.
Rosamund Pike plays his wife.
Production is set to begin in late April on the film, which will be released through Touchstone.