According to THR, 10 Cloverfield Lane star Mary Elizabeth Winstead is starring opposite Will Smith in Ang Lee’s upcoming science fiction action-thriller, Gemini Man. In talks to play one of the villains is Clive Owen, who would be the head of a cloning program.
Gemini man tells the story of an aging assassin named Henry, played by Will Smith. After all his years, he wants to leave this life behind him. He is then pitted against his ultimate opponent — a 25-years-younger version of himself who has been tasked to take him out.
Winstead’s character also works for the same company as Will Smith’s character, and has been ordered to keep an eye on him. However, as the events play out in the film, she ends up teaming up with him.
This sounds like quite the fun sci-fi story in the vein of something like Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, with enough key differences to make it interesting. More than anything, I’m interested to see how Ang Lee handles the story. While he’s a fantastic director, he doesn’t have the best track record with handling action and action-based stories in an engaging way. He’s much more at home with the slower, more thoughtful pieces (to me, even Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was more thoughtful and less action).
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