Thursday, May 9, 2013

Our Robot Overlords casting news - updated!

Dennys Ilic
18 year old Australian actor Callan McAuliffe, who plays a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, has landed the starring role in Our Robot Overlords alongside Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.

The story follows the tenacious, optimistic Sean (McAuliffe) who will defy an empire to find his father after robots invade Earth and occupy every street.

Newcomer James Tarpey (represented by United Agents) plays Nathan. James is a graduate of the Brit School and will be seen as a young Eddie Marsan in new sci-fi comedy feature film World's End.

16 year old newcomer Ella Hunt (represented by Piers Nimmo), from Devon, will play Alex.

10 year old newcomer Milo JF Parker plays Connor, the youngest member of the family.

Here's the synopsis:

Earth has been conquered by Robots from a distant Galaxy, survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by Robot Sentries if they venture outside. In Robot occupied Britain, city centres are devastated and our gang of teenagers live in a seaside town constantly under Robot threat. Intimidating Sentries patrol the streets, Snipers are merciless death machines. The Mediator is deceptively childlike but unnervingly coercive. The Robot base is The Cube, a massive mother-ship that dominates the horizon.

The film is directed by Jon Wright and produced by Piers Tempest and Embankment Films.

Our Robot Overlords is set to start shooting on June 3rd in Ireland and then on to the Isle of Man.

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