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Alicia Vikander in Talks for Alex Garland's Ex Machina

Source:   The Wrap
May 4, 2013


Screenwriter Alex Garland has a fairly amazing body of work under his belt, having written two of Danny Boyle' strongest genre films, 28 Days Later... and Sunshine, as well as having written the novel of The Beach. He also wrote and produced last year's Dredd and had a larger hand in post then most screenwriters normally do. It was only a matter of time before he'd be directing his own movie and that's now happening with the robot thriller Ex Machina.

Now The Wrap has word that Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, who played Kitty in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina and starred in the Oscar-nominated film A Royal Affair, is in talks for the lead role in Garland's directorial debut, playing a highly-advanced female robot.

The film will star Oscar Isaac as a billionaire programmer who convinces one of his employees, played by Domhnall Gleeson--Kitty's suitor in Anna Karenina--to come to his estate to participate in tests with Vikander's robot.

Garland is directing the independent film from his own script with DNA Films' Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich producing alongside exec. producers Scott Rudin and Eli Bush.

Before then, Vikander will appear in Legendary's adaptation of The Seventh Son, Bill Condon's Julian Assange drama The Fifth Estate opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, and the indie Son of a Gun opposite Ewan McGregor.

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