Amanda Seyfried is reteaming with director Andrew Niccol for his upcoming sci-fi film, “Anon.” Seyfried joins Clive Owen in the cast.
The film will follow a script by Niccol, who is known for “The Truman Show” and “In Time,” another sci-fi film starring Seyfried and Justin Timberlake.
IMDB describes “Anon” as the following: “Set in a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.”
The film’s producers, Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur of K5 Media Group, announced the news Tuesday. Of the casting, they said, “Amanda is a wonderfully talented actor who we know will relish the complex and fast-moving pace of Andrew’s story. We’re very excited to have her join the team.”
Seyfried was most recently seen onscreen in the family Christmas movie “Love the Coopers.” She has several projects in the works, including “Flying Horse,” “Young Americans,” “The Last Word,” and the upcoming “Twin Peaks” TV series revival.
Owen, best known for action flicks such as “Children of Man,” “Inside Man,” and “The Bourne Identity,” will be seen next in “The Confirmation” and Luc Besson’s “Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”
Niccol won Best Original Screenplay at the 1999 BAFTAs for “The Truman Show,” starring Jim Carrey. He was nominated for the same award at the Oscars, but ultimately lost out to Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s “Shakespeare in Love.”
K5 Media Group has several interesting projects on their slate, including the Chekhov adaptation “The Seagull” starring Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Moss and Annette Bening, as well as Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” starring “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Adam Driver.
“Anon” does not currently have a release date.