Hines will co-direct the movie with Casper Christensen (Klown). Pic is based on the short story by sci-fi writer Robert Sheckley. Hines and Christensen penned the screenplay, which focuses on a womanizer and a gold digger who learn humanity when forced to team up and pursue robot doubles of themselves, who have fallen in love and run away together
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Cassian Elwes is producing with Stephen Hamel at Company Films, which developed the pic. Rocket Science is handling international sales at Cannes, with CAA Media Finance co-repping domestic with Elwes’ Elevated. Production is set to begin this August in New Mexico. Thorsten Schumacher and Jere Hausfater will serve as Executive Producers.
“At a time when comedies are needed more than ever, I couldn’t be more delighted than to have Shailene and Jack team up to play the leads in this movie,” said Hines.
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