Ben Whishaw Wanted For Robopocalypse

Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse is starting to pick up traction. After hearing that Chris Hemsworth was wanted for the lead role and that Anne Hathaway was in talks to co-star, we can now tell you that the director has his eye on another young talent, Ben Whishaw.

Variety reports that the actor is wanted for the role of a hacker named Lurker. No formal offer has been made as of yet but Whishaw is apparently at the top of Spielberg’s list, so it’s a pretty good bet that he’ll join.

For those who don’t know, the film was adapted by Drew Goddard from Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, which is a thriller set in the future “where robots are a part of everyday human life…until a sentient artificial intelligence underneath the ice in Alaska programs them to kill.”

Ben Whishaw is no doubt a talented young actor and with upcoming films like Cloud Atlas and Skyfall on his resume, his profile will only continue to rise. Signing on to a Spielberg film would be a smart career move at this point, especially given how promising this project sounds.

Robopocalypse will film next year and arrive in theatres on April 25th, 2014.

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