Skeet Ulrich and Laura Harrier join previously announced cast of
Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, and Samira Wiley in Miguel
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Amblin?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#Amblinlt;/agt;–Amblin Partners today announced that it has concluded principal
photography on its upcoming film BIOS, which was shot primarily in
locations across New Mexico. The production also announced Skeet Ulrich (Escape
Room, Scream) and Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man:
Homecoming) as new additions to the cast.
In BIOS, Tom Hanks (Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest
Gump) stars as Finch, one of the only survivors of a cataclysmic
event that has left America, and the world, a wasteland ravaged by solar
radiation. An ailing inventor facing his own mortality, Finch builds a
robot to keep his beloved dog safe. As the trio embarks upon an epic
cross-country journey, the scientist must teach his creation to become
“human” enough to take care of its charge and the beloved pet to accept
a new master.
The film, directed by Miguel Sapochnik (HBO’s Game of Thrones, True
Detective), shot in locations around New Mexico including
Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Shiprock, Los Lunas, Socorro and White Sands. The
production employed approximately 125 New Mexico crew members, 7 New
Mexico actors and over 400 New Mexico background talent.
Previously announced in the cast are Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out and
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Samira Wiley (Handmaid’s
Tale and Orange is the New Black).
The live-action film is written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell (Alien,
Blade Runner), and is produced by Kevin Misher (Public
Enemies, Fighting With My Family), as well as ImageMovers’ Jack
Rapke (Cast Away, Flight) and Jackie Levine (Allied,
upcoming Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of The Witches), alongside
Powell. Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away,
Flight, Back to the Future trilogy), Sapochnik, Adam
Merims, Luck and Andy Berman serve as executive producers.
Producing in association with Amblin Partners is Walden Media, who
recently closed a deal to board the project. This will be the fourth
film which Amblin and Walden have partnered on.
Overseeing for Amblin Partners is Co-President of Production Jeb Brody,
along with Andrew Calof, VP, Creative Affairs.
Ulrich is represented by Luber Roklin and Paradigm. Harrier is
represented by ICM Partners, Soffer/Namoff Entertainment and Peikoff
The film will be released on October 2nd, 2020 by Universal
Pictures domestically, and Universal and Amblin Partners internationally.
About Amblin Partners
Amblin Partners is a film and television production company, led by
Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films using the Amblin
Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media banners and
includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming.
The company’s investment partners include Participant Media, Reliance
Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal
Founded in 1997 by Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke, ImageMovers is an
independent production company specializing in feature films and
television. Films produced by ImageMovers include Cast Away,
Flight, What Lies Beneath and Allied.
Recent television projects via the firm’s Campari arm include the NBC
series Manifest and Project Blue Book for
the History Channel. Currently the company is in production
on the motion picture Witches.
About Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).
Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the
world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development,
production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a
global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of
news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company,
significant television production operations, a leading television
stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a
subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Matt Andrée Wiltens, Amblin Partners, 818.733.9687, [email protected]