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Drake Doremus‘ next film, Zoe, is rounding out the cast, adding Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones, Theo James and Miranda Otto. Matthew Gray Gubler also joins in a supporting role.
Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux are starring in the sci-fi romance from the director of Equals and Like Crazy.
IM Global is financing the film alongside China’s HLCG Entertainment. Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss are producing along with Doremus and Robert George. Ridley Scott is executive producing, and additional executive producers are IM Global’s CEO Stuart Ford and president of production Greg Shapiro along with HLCG’s Li Li, Michelle Tong Zhou and Lawrence Bender. IM Global is also handling international sales, with UTA representing domestic rights.
Principal photography starts in Montreal on May 8.
Written by Rich Greenberg (The Beauty Inside), the story follows two colleagues (played by McGregor and Seydoux) at a revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound than they could ever have imagined.
Aguilera has won six Grammys, has served as a coach on the TV series The Voice, and appeared in the film Burlesque opposite Cher, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming. She also had a role on the TV series Nashville. She is repped by CAA.
James was recently seen on the London stage in Sex With Strangers and on the big screen in Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture. His other film credits include the Divergent series starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, Franny opposite Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning and War on Everyone with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena. He will next be seen in the political thriller Backstabbing for Beginners opposite Ben Kingsley. He’s repped by WME and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin.
Jones’ film credits include David Fincher’s The Social Network, I Love You Man starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and Celeste and Jesse Forever, which she co-wrote with Will McCormack, executive produced and starred in alongside Andy Samberg. She can be seen on the third season of TBS’s Angie Tribeca, created by Nancy and Steve Carell, and she co-created and executive produced the Netflix original documentary series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, which premiered in April. She’s repped by UTA.
Otto can be seen on Fox’s 24: Legacy and recently starred on the fifth season of Showtime’s hit series Homeland. Her film credits include Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film franchise and War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise, and she will next be seen in Annabelle: Creation, which will be released by Warner Brothers in August. She’s repped by Gersh, Management 360, and Shanahan Management.
Gubler is currently on the TV series Criminal Minds, and his film credits include 500 Days of Summer, Life After Beth, starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan, and Band of Robbers, starring Kyle Gallner and Adam Nee. Gubler is repped by CAA.
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