The Great Gatsby’s Callan McAuliffe will star as the lead in ‘Our Robot Overlords’.
Australian actor Callan McAuliffe, who plays a teen Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, has nabbed the starring role in Our Robot Overlords.
Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson are toplining the U.K. sci-fi production, which is being directed by Jon Wright and produced by Piers Tempest.
Overlords centers on a teen (McAuliffe) who gathers a group of teens together to search for his long lost father in the midst of a war between humans and robots. The teen discovers a way to fight back, and he realizes that there’s more to this war than his own family.
Shooting begins June 3 in Ireland with a reported $21 million budget.