Two time Oscar winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby) has joined the cast of the upcoming Australian sci-fi thriller, I Am Mother. Swank will star opposite Clara Rugaard (Good Favour, Teen Spirit) in director Grant Sputore’s feature debut.
“It is a privilege to welcome Hilary Swank to our film,” Sputore said of the casting. “She is a remarkable performer who always brings tremendous commitment and honesty to the screen. I’m excited about the journey ahead with Hilary and the talented Clara Rugaard.”
I Am Mother follows a lonely teenage girl, ‘Daughter’ (Rugaard), who is the first of a new generation of humans raised by ‘Mother’ – a kindly robot designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind. But their unique bond is threatened when a blood-drenched woman (Swank) inexplicably arrives, calling into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world – and her Mother’s intentions.
Production recently kicked off at South Australia’s Adelaide Studios, and StudioCanal is on board for distribution in Australia and New Zealand.
“StudioCanal is very proud to be releasing I Am Mother in Australia and New Zealand,” said National Sales and Acquisitions Manager Greg Denning. “The filmmakers have assembled a wonderful team to bring this story to the screen, and we’re thrilled that they’ve now attracted the calibre of Hilary Swank for the pivotal role of Woman. She is the perfect choice, and adds another layer of quality to this smart, refreshingly bold, and riveting Sci Fi thriller.”