- Emma Roberts and Jack Whitehall will star in the sci-fi comedy ‘Robots.’
Emma Roberts and Jack Whitehall are set to star in the sci-fi comedy Robots in which a womanizer and a gold digger learn humanity when forced to team up and pursue robot doubles of themselves.
The film will be directed by Anthony Hines with a script penned by Ant Hines and Casper Christensen based on the short story by science-fiction writer Robert Sheckley.
The story cents around Charles and Elaine, who trick people into relationships with illegal robot doubles of themselves, unwittingly use the scam on each other. Their robot doubles fall in love and elope, forcing Charles and Elaine to team up to hunt them down before the authorities discover their secret.
The project was developed by Stephen Hamel (Passengers) under his Company Films banner, and Cassian Elwes (Mudbound) at Elevated, are producing.
“This project combines two of the genres I enjoy the most – sci-fi and comedy,” Hamel said. “It’s outrageously hysterical while providing unexpectedly sweet affirmations of our need for love and connection with each other. If two robots can fall in love, why can’t we!? Ant Hines is a powerhouse of talent and together with the dream team of Emma Roberts and Jack Whitehall, I couldn’t be more enthused.”
Added Elwes: “Ant and Casper have written one of the funniest scripts I’ve read in a while. Bringing in Jack Whitehall and Emma Roberts to star is a stroke of genius as they will be fantastic together. It’s very exciting to work on such an original film.”
Roberts stared in Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens and American Horror Story.
Roberts is repped by CAA and Sweeney Entertainment, Whitehall with CAA and United Agents. Hines and Christensen are repped by ICM Partners.