Callan McAuliffe Nabs Starring Lead in ‘Our Robot Overlords’


The Great Gatsby’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.

Source: THR