Cillian Murphy Going Villainous Again In Andrew Niccol's i'm.mortal
In Cillian Murphy's mainstream Hollywood career he's found the most success playing the villain-- Scarecrow in Batman Begins, murderous Jackson Rippner (yes, that's actually the character's name) in Red Eye, etc. He flipped things a little by making corporate mogul Fischer pretty sympathetic in Inception, but it looks like he'll be right back in bad guy territory with a role in I'm.mortal, for which THR reports he's in final negotiations.
The sci-fi thriller is set in a future where the aging gene has been turned off, making time the new currency and giving rich people the power to be immortal. Justin Timberlake plays a poor guy who suddenly comes into money and, for some reason, kidnaps Amanda Seyfried's heiress character, while Murphy plays an officer of the Timekeepers organization who is on Timberlake's tail. You only need to watch Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner to know juicy villainous sci-fi roles can be, and despite I'm.mortal's dumb title, it's directed by Andrew Niccol, whose directorial debut was 1997's Gattaca. I'm.mortal starts filming this fall.
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