Olivia Wilde joins Justin Timberlake in Andrew Niccols project
House’s Olivia Wilde has landed yet another feature film role but this one is probably the most unique. For she will play Justin Timberlake’s mother in the Untitled Andrew Niccols project (previously titled I’m. mortal) for New Regency and Fox.
How, you ask, can this 26- year old actress play the mother of J.T.? Well the new thriller is based on a society where aging stops at 25 and time has become the currency. As such, even a 50-year old can look 25. In this world, the rich are immortal and the rest struggle to stay alive. The plot of the film center’s on Timberlake’s character Will who is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time, and is forced to go on the run with a hostage, Sylvia, played by Amanda Seyfried. Cillian Murphy is playing one of the time keepers out to stop Will.
Niccols had wanted Wilde for the part but it was touch-and-go as to whether she could do it considering she’s set to co-star opposite Ryan Reynolds and Justin Bateman in the Universal comedy The Change-Up and still has her House role as Thirteen to manage. The young actress has become a hot commodity as of late, co-starring in Disney’s highly-anticipated winter release of Tron and just finishing up her role in Jon Favreau’s genre mash-up Cowboys vs. Aliens. With all this film work on her plate, it’s a wonder how long the Thirteen role will last.