"Mamma Mia!" sensation Amanda Seyfried is set to star in writer-director Andrew Niccol's new sci-fi movie "I'm.mortal," the actress' publicist has confirmed to TheWrap.
20th Century Fox will distribute the high-priority New Regency project, which takes place in a society where people stop aging at 25-years-old and time has become the currency, meaning the rich are immortal while the rest of the population struggles to survive.
When a rebel from the ghetto is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage (Seyfried). Together, they rage against the system, living minute to minute, and discover that love is more powerful than all the time in the world.
The lead male hasn't been cast yet, but all roles will be filled by actors in their mid-20s.
Eric Newman and Marc Abraham will produce through their Strike Entertainment, whose Kristel Laiblin will exec produce.
This is what Seyfried needs to do — work with talented filmmakers who have a unique vision and believe in telling challenging stories, as opposed to starring in sappy romance movies directed by the likes of Gary Winick and the hit-and-miss Lasse Hallstrom.
Seyfried will be in good hands with sci-fi stalwart Niccol, who wrote and directed the brilliant "Gattaca," as well as "S1m0ne." The New Zealand-born filmmaker was also nominated for an Oscar for writing "The Truman Show."
Niccol remains attached to direct the big-screen adaptation of "Twlight" author Stephenie Meyer's novel "The Host."
Earlier this year, Seyfried starred in "Dear John," "Chloe" and "Letters to Juliet." She next stars in WB's "Red Riding Hood," which comes from "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke.
Seyfried is represented by Innovative Artists, while CAA represents Niccol.