Tom Hanks’ sci-fi feature Bios adds Samira Wiley to cast
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy Award-winning actress Samira Wiley has been tapped to join the cast of Amblin Entertainment’s forthcoming sci-fi drama Bios. Wiley will be joining Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) and Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out), whom are set portray the roles of an inventor and a robot, respectively.
Wiley is best known for her roles in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black as Poussey Washington and in Hulu’s award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale as Moira. The latter has earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
The film follows Finch (Hanks), the last man on Earth. An ailing inventor facing his own mortality, Finch builds a robot (Jones) to keep his beloved dog safe. As the trio embarks upon an epic cross-country journey, the scientist must teach his creation to become “human” enough to take care of its charge, and the beloved pet to accept a new master.
Emmy-winning director Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones, Altered Carbon) is directing Bios from a script by Craig Luck (Interloper) and Ivor Powell (The Dreamer).
Kevin Misher and Powell will produce alongside ImageMovers’ Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine. Robert Zemeckis, Luck, Sapochnik, and Andy Berman will serve as executive producers on the film. Universal Pictures will distribute the project domestically and in select international territories.
Bios is scheduled to be release on October 2020.
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