“House of Cards” star Kate Mara is set to headline Morgan, an upcoming sci-fi thriller that will mark the feature directorial debut of Ridley Scott’s son, Luke Scott. The elder Scott will produce the project, which The Hollywood Reporter brings word also has The Witch star Anya Taylo-Joy in negotiations.
Morgan, scripted by Seth W. Owen, landed on the 2014 Black List of Unproduced Screenplays with the following official description:
A corporate risk management consultant is summoned to a remote research lab to determine whether or not to terminate an at-risk artificial being.
Mara can be seen later this year in both Joshua Trank’s Fantastic Four and the Ridley Scott-helmed sci-fi feature The Martian. The former also stars Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan and hits theaters August 7. The latter, meanwhile, will see Mara starring opposite Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean and Jessica Chastain and will arrive on the big screen November 25.
Scott Free’s Elishia Holmes and Michael Schaefer will also produce Morgan. George Heller will serve as executive producer with Steve Asbell overseeing for 20th Century Fox.
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