Olivia Wilde To Play Justin Timberlake’s Mom

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 11:06 am,

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Director Andrew Niccol (Lord Of War, Gattica) has cast some of the hottest young actors in Hollywood in his upcoming sci-fi thriller, previously titled I’m.Mortal. A cast full of young Hollywood’s elite up-and-comers is not an unusual move for a director; what makes these casting choices interesting, is that young and the beautiful actors will be playing the parents of equally young and beautiful actors.

Tron Legacy‘s stunningly gorgeous Olivia Wilde will be playing pop star-turned-actor Justin Timberlake’s mother, while Vincent Kartheiser (of television’s Mad Men) will be playing the lovely Amanda Seyfried’s father.

There are two approaches sci-fi takes when it depicts a dystopian future/alternate reality. It either goes the route of the full-fledged, post-apocalyptic fall-out (see: The Terminator and Mad Max). Or it portrays the eerily glossy surface that hides all manner of evil, as was attempted in The Island.

Niccol’s film sounds as if it will be exploring the beautiful-yet-horrific version of a dystopian reality. The story reportedly follows a similar trajectory as Logan’s Run with the population only being allowed to age to their 25th year, at which point they need to (literally) purchase more time in order to stay alive. In this set up, it seems that the wealthy and elite thrive and live as long as they desire, while the rest of the population must toil away just to keep breathing for the course of a normal life span.

In the film, Will (Timberlake) is a young man from the less fortunate side of society who is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man in order to steal his purchased “life.” Will takes Sylvia (Seyfried) – the daughter of another wealthy and powerful man – hostage, and runs for his life from law enforcement officers Cillian Murphy and Collins Pennie.

Niccol is a director who enjoys exploring the potential impact science and technology could have on society at large. He seems particularly interested in our search for “perfection” as evidenced by S1mOne and Gattica. This film looks like it will continue to explore those themes, while adding the notion of eternal youth and beauty into the mix. Though I am fairly sure I have a pretty good grasp on the story just from the description, the project has a strong cast and director. I enjoyed Gattica and God Of War and found S1mOne to be a really interesting concept. Niccol’s latest has great potential to be both thought-provoking and a fun sci-fi action/adventure.

Source: /Film Via The Wrap

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  1. She is absolutely stunning..Why don’t I recall seeing her in anything? She makes Megan Fox look woefully inadequate.I dislike Timberlake almost as much as I dislike Tom Cruise..I have a little respect for Cruise because he can actually act..Timberlake is a wanna be..

    • Did you watch the OC by any chance? she was the music club owner who dated seth and marissa

      She was also in house im told, I dont watch it myself.

      I agree with your comparison with MF, I never saw the appeal with fox

      I am absolutley obsessed with Dystopian themes and have recently read logans run. very keen to see this. But as someone else says timberlakes involvement somewhat turns me off

  2. I would watch this movie, but since it has Justin Timberlake in it and the fact that he’s the lead on this movie, I think i will pass on this movie. The only thing that would make me watch this movie is if Amanda Seyfried or Olivia Wilde is nude.

    • Lol @thatguy

      Justin Timberlake was really good in the social network, I was impressed with his performance. I can see him getting closer to being taken seriously, he just needs the right roles.

      • also I’ve started getting into Saturday Night Live recently and it has seriously upped my opinion of him lol

        • He’s hilarious on SNL. He is a truly gifted comedic actor and the truth is – objectively speaking – the guy is just extraordinarily multi-talented. I wish I had that talent. I think his dramatic acting is getting really good. He gave a strong performance in The Social Network. I’d like to see him in comedies, but that’s just because he’s great at it, and I like comedies.

          To be honest, that type of pop music has never really been my cup of tea and I don’t listen to it. BUT you can not deny that the guy is talented. I think he is just one of those people that some people love to hate for some reason. Maybe because he was in a boy band?

          He had me after SNL.

          • As for questioning Timberlakes’s acting chops…2 words:

            Love Guru

            He can portray a French-Canadian hockey player like nobody’s business.

          • He surprised me in Southland Tales; that movie was a complete mess but I thought he was one of the better things in it – Killers mime and all. Haven’t seen him in anything else.

  3. Wow this movie is looking better and better!
    For the record, Justin Timberlake is actually quite a good actor. Alpha Dog and The Social Network are both excellent examples.

    Olivia Wilde is gorgeous!

  4. she is really pretty…!!

  5. She a whore b****