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Kodi Smit-McPhee Joins Cast Of THE CONGRESS To Be Directed By Ari Folman

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Kodi Smit-McPhee has joined the cast of The Congress from director Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir). Folman plans a mix of live-action and animation in the film which will liberally adapt the story, ‘The Futurological Congress‘, by author Stanislaw Lem

Robin Wright will star as a struggling actress whose image has been bought and co-opted, causing her to be outmoded and unnecessary. The film will begin as live-action and then switch to animation with Robin Wright’s character seen in what appears to be a dystopian future of sorts, where manufactured pharmaceuticals are a way of life. Not much else about the story is known at this time.

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The RoadLet Me In) will star along with Wright in the film. Danny HustonPaul Giamatti and Harvey Keitel are attached to star as well.

Here is what Smit-McPhee said in an interview with WeGotThisCovered,

I’m also doing a film called The Congress which is just in the rehearsal process and I think next week we’ll be shooting. I don’t really know how to explain it, I think it’s sci-fi and futuristic.

The film's official Facebook page confirms Huston, Giamatti and Keitel are attached and gives this synopsis:

An aging, out of work actress struggles to make ends meet and provide care for her disabled son. Times are tough until she is offered one last job. A major studio will scan her body – they will own her image and likeness and use it anyway they want. It’s a huge paycheck, but there’s a catch: she’ll never be able to act again. The ramifications of her decision have far-reaching effects in the future that she could never imagine.

The specific roles of the cast are not known currently, bu it's likely that Kodi Smit-McPhee could play the son of Robin Wright’s character.

Check out a clip below to get a feel for what the movie may look like and share your thoughts!

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