Finally, the robot manaissance is upon us. For years, movies have given us men drawn to AI women, from Blade Runner to Her to Ex Machina. But this year, Dan Stevens played a dream robot in I’m Your Man, and now, Jordana Brewster of Fast and Furious fame (pictured above) is set to reject the robot version of her dead husband in Hello Stranger.
Of course, it’s not quite that simple. As Deadline explains the plot:
In Hello Stranger, Faye (Brewster) attempts to replace her newly deceased husband, Evan (Grimes) with an android simulant (SIM). Although SIM Evan appears like human Evan in every way, Faye does not feel the same love for SIM Evan as it does for her. SIM Evan tries to win Faye back, while at the same time, on-the-run from a government agent (Worthington) chasing down SIMS who have become “conscious,” and could potentially be a threat to humankind.
That’d be Yellowstone‘s Luke Grimes (who played a sensitive vampire on True Blood) as poor dead Evan/robot Evan, and Avatar‘s Sam Worthington as the fed hunting these SIMS, which—despite the threat they pose to humanity—are presumably less lethal than some other robots who’ve famously threatened humankind.
Hello Stranger is written by Ryan Christopher Churchill and directed by April Mullen, whose intriguing resume includes the feature film Wander and episodes of The 100, Killjoys, and Legends of Tomorrow.
No release date or production schedule has been announced.