When you think of Rose Byrne (‘Insidious: The Last Key’,’X-Men: Apocalypse) the first thing you think of isn’t voicework, but that is exactly what she is going to be doing in the upcoming film of ‘I Am Mother.’ The film has a small cast and is set to star Oscar winner Hilary Swank and Clara Rugaard who has appeared on a few television shows so far. Grant Sputore is directing the film based on a screenplay which he wrote with Michael Lloyd Green. Timothy White of Southern Light Films and The Penguin Empire’s Kelvin Munro are producing the film with Green and Anna Vincent co-producing.
On taking this part, Bryne shared:
“So excited to be part of Grant’s unique, eerie, unnerving and visionary science fiction piece. He is such an exciting talent to come out of Australia, and I am so flattered to be on board with such an incredible artist.”
While Bryne has tackled quite a bit of genre work before, my favorite role of hers was the drama series ‘Damages’ where she was really able to display a fantastic range of performances, and I feel from that she can tackle just about anything.
‘I Am Mother’ is currently being described as:
The story follows a lonely teenage girl, ‘Daughter’ (Rugaard), who is the first of a new
generation of humans raised by ‘Mother’ (Byrne) – a kindly robot designed to repopulate
the earth following the extinction of mankind. But their unique bond is threatened when
a blood-drenched woman (Swank) inexplicably arrives, calling into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world – and her Mother’s intentions.
About being able to cast Bryne in the film, Sputore stated:
“I’ve been a fan of Rose’s work for as long as I can remember, so to have this opportunity to collaborate is very exciting. Rose has brought tremendous intelligence and humanity to a character that promises to be a memorable contribution to the genre.”
The robot will be designed by the WETA Workshop who is responsible for films such as ‘Avatar’ and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. It took them over a year design and six months to build, so it sounds like visually we’ll be in for something unusual.
Are you excited to see ‘I Am Mother’? Do you think that we’re going to be getting a high concept piece of science fiction here? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Deadline Hollywood