Netflix Picks Up Sci-Fi Thriller ‘I Am Mother’


Netflix has acquired the North American rights to the sci-fi thriller I Am Mother out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival after previously locking several international territories.

The film is directed by Grant Sputore in his feature film debut and written by Michael Lloyd Green, based on a story by Grant Sputore and Green, and stars two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby), up-and-comer Clara Rugaard (Teen Spirit, Good Favour), and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Rose Byrne (Instant Family, X-Men: Apocalypse).

I Am Mother is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Rugaard), who is the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by Mother (Byrne), a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humankind. But the pair’s unique relationship is threatened when an injured stranger (Swank) arrives with news that calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and her Mother’s intentions.

Producers include Kelvin Munro for The Penguin Empire, Timothy White for Southern Light Films, with executive producers including Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti for Rhea Films, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis, Bryce Menzies, Grant Sputore, Philip Wade, John Wade, and co-producers including Anna Vincent and Michael Lloyd Green.

The Special effects team includes WETA Workshop (Lord of the Rings, Avatar).

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