Star Trek Into Darkness alum Alice Eve has closed a deal to star in Replicas, according to Deadline.
Eve, who is primed to have a busy 2016 thanks to roles in The Stolen, Bees Make Honey and James Oakley’s mob drama The Brits Are Coming, will play Mona, wife to Keanu Reeves’ male lead Will Foster.
Unfortunately, story details remain thin on the ground at the time of writing. That being said, Replicas is shaping up to be an old-school sci-fi that blends some thematic elements of Reeves-fronted thriller John Wick. Foster is a “neuroscientist whose family is killed in a traffic accident and will stop at nothing to bring them back — pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.”
At one point, Replicas was set to be helmed by Tanya Wexler (Hysteria), although Deadline now reveals that it is Jeffrey Nachmanoff that will take point behind the lens. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Reeves, Stephen Hamel and Ara Keshishian form the team of producers overseeing production.
No word yet on when Replicas will step before the cameras, though Eve’s casting represents a major coup for Nachmanoff and Co., and we fully expect the director to fill out the remainder of his cast in the coming weeks and months. Eve, meanwhile, will next be seen in Niall Johnson kidnapping thriller The Stolen.