Justin Timberlake in talks to star in 'I'm.mortal'

It might have been written as a throwaway line in a story on Deadline Hollywood, but it turns out the speculation could be true. New Regency and 20th Century Fox are talking to Justin Timberlake to star in I’m.mortal, one of the most sought-after sci-fi projects in the marketplace today. No deal is done, but by the end of the week, Timberlake could be on board to play the protagonist in the film from writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca). Timberlake’s reps declined to comment.

I’m.mortal depicts a future where the aging gene is turned off at age 25, but to avoid overpopulation, time has become the new currency. The lead character is a poor man from the ghetto who is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time. Amanda Seyfried has already signed on to play the beautiful rich girl he kidnaps while on the run.

Production is set to begin in early fall. We’ll keep you posted as the deal progresses.

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  • LorenzB

    JT CANNOT carry a movie… this is a mistake.

    • Sally in Chicago

      There’s a reason he dates ONLY actresses….and it’s paying off.

    • Sharlin

      I love JT, but he does way better in comedies, not dramas.

      • Garrett

        actually your wrong when he stole the whole show from everyone else in Alpha Dog

      • I-22

        Ugh, I’m so sick of hearing about Alpha Dog. It was a supporting role that he wasn’t even that good in. You could see ALL the effort and work in the performance. He won’t be able to carry a movie that isn’t a comedy…and Alpha Dog isn’t proof he can.

  • NERVZ

    I agree LorenzB. I was interested in this movie at first, but if JT is in it, nevermind.

    • Sally in Chicago

      Maybe he’s a “low-end” actor? I mean if they get Tom or Will, they’re paying big bucks for a star name.

      • MSP

        um, tom and will are too old to play 25 year olds

  • mark in nyc

    Every movie he has been in has lost money.
    Let him keep his day job on SNL instead.

  • Henry

    I think he’s a capable actor who has been in so-so films. I think his turn in David Fincher’s “Social Network” will silence his naysayers.

    • I-22

      It will if he is good in it and that ISN’T a foregone conclusion at this point.

  • lefty

    Anyone who has seen Alpha Dog should not have a problem with this casting.

  • Jiinxo

    Alpha Dog confirms my feelings about whta a lightweight wigger he is. What a pile of horse manure it was. Lefty, you should switch to your right hand when you oil up watching JT videos tonight.

    • Maureen

      o_O

  • jim mikel

    Lefty sounds like he has a lefty alternative life style.
    Timberlake is as queer as they come, and an embarassing actor.

    • Ruby

      So what if he is “queer”? Does that have any thing to do with his talent or lack thereof? No, it does not.

      • Ryan

        Agreed. I think jim seems to have gotten off topic and forgotten what this article was about. Unnecessary.

  • demoncat

    given how the thing has been the most sought after property one would think the studio would be going after a big name like brad pit. for jt needs to stick to what he does best music and comedy.

    • Captain Communist

      Once again, Brad Pitt can not play 25. Read the whole article douche.

  • D

    all opinions are welcome, its all about the story, maybe he’ll do good or bomb as bad as that charlie st cloud movie looks

  • psychoanalyzer

    remember in 2002 when his first solo album, Justified,the industry was rematurely crowning him the new “king of pop?” (utter blasphey, RIP MJ) And how about the fact that his last album came out over 4 years ago. JT, I don’t know if you’re waiting for this dance-techno vibe in the industry to die down or if you’re scared to go up against Gaga or whoever or something, but dude, get back to making music. I’m tired of even thinking about seeing you on my movie screen. Tired of actors who think they can sing but even more tired of singers who think they can act.

  • Bluto

    Ummm, isn’t this “Logan’s Run?”

    • jennifer

      exactly what i was thinking lol. i remember seeing that on monster vision when i was a kid.

  • I-22

    For JTs fans name ANOTHER film that proves his dramatic chops as an actor. He’s been in more than one film, so if he’s a good actor name another truly great performance from him. Leaning on this performance from Alpha Dog is getting ridiculous.

  • Andrew

    I would see this movie, but not with Justin Timberlake in the lead. He is a good singer, but please. Seriously.

  • shelbycheri

    Um how about he makes music again? What happened to that? He’s a wayyyy better musician/performer than an actor.

  • marc

    “Andrew Niccol”

    I’M SOLD. I love Gattaca!!!

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