Replicas stars Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix, Speed) and Alice Eve (Marvel’s Iron Fist, Before We Go, Star Trek Into Darkness), directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. After a car accident kills his family, a daring synthetic biologist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science. Replicas also stars Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook). Replicas hits theaters on January 11, 2019.
Mark Duplass and Alice Eve are boarding Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Ailes movie which Lionsgate is currently closing to distribute and BRON Studios is producing and co-financing.
Duplass will play the husband of Megyn Kelly, who is being played by Charlize Theron. Eve will play Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt.
The feature, which was passed on by Annapurna before going into production, centers around the women at Fox News Channel who were sexually harassed by network chief Ailes, and who took him on.
Duplass received his first Emmy award in September for the acclaimed Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country. Last May, Duplass along with his brother Jay published their first book Like Brothers (Ballantine Books), which examined their personal and professional partnership. Mark will star next year in an untitled film for Netflix, directed by Alex Lehmann and produced by the Duplass Brothers. Opposite Ray Romano, the film is a bittersweet bromance about friendship, mortality, and made-up sports. Duplass is repped by ICM and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Eve, who starred in Star Trek: Into Darkness and the Netflix/Marvel series Iron Fist as Mary Walker, also appeared in the streaming service’s anthology series Black Mirror. She can be seen in Entertainment Studios’ upcoming Keanu Reeves movie Replicas on Dec. 7. Eve is repped by Untitled Entertainment, CAA and Independent Talent.
Roach’s Ailes project is written by The Big Short Oscar-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph. Also starring are John Lithgow as Ailes, Malcolm McDowell as News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch, Margot Robbie as FNC news producer Kayla Pospisil, and Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, the FNC anchor who sued Ailes for sexual harassment. Allison Janney and Kate McKinnon also star.
Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness) is joining Lana Condor, James D’Arcy, Laura Harrier, Charlotte Le Bon, Mena Massoud, Alex Pettyfer and Benedict Samuel in anthology sci-fi movie Warning.The series of interweaving short stories follows different characters in a future Earth. Agata Alexander will make her feature debut on the project based on an original screenplay she wrote with Rob Michaelson and Jason Kaye. Cybill Lui is producing through her banner Anova Pictures. The film is in pre-production.
The Exchange has international sales rights and is presenting to buyers at AFM. ICM Partners is handling North America.
“We are so excited to have the beautiful and talented Alice join us,” said Lui. “This project is a rarity as it is
high-concept, thought-provoking, funny, grounded sci-fi material envisioned by a female filmmaker supported by a really cool and diverse cast.”
Eve is represented by CAA, Untitled Management and Independent Talent Group.
The long-in-development science fiction film ‘Replicas’ is finally slated to come out. The film, which stars Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve, will go wide on January 11, 2019, a time when it is not likely to have much competition. Reeves plays Will Foster, a “daring neuroscientist” (I said it was “science fiction!”) working in the field of Alzheimer’s research, who attempts to replicate the brains of his family after they are killed in a car accident, “even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.”
Reeves was first signed to star in this picture in 2014, with Tanya Wexler attached to direct, but after some delays, Jeffrey Nachmanoff took over. ‘Replicas’ comes courtesy of Lotus Entertainment and di Bonaventura Pictures, and Entertainment Studios, who bought the distribution rights for $4 million at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Chad St. John penned the screenplay, based on a story by Stephen Hamel. The film also stars Emjay Anthony, Aria Lyric Leabu, Emily Alyn Lind, Thomas Middleditch, and John Ortiz.