EXCLUSIVE: Cleopatra Coleman, star of Fox series The Last Man On Earth and SyFy Films’ upcoming Hover, will star alongside comedy vet Daniel Stern (Home Alone) and Jonas Chernick (My Awkward Sexual Adventure) in time-travel sci-fi comedy James Vs His Future Self, which AMP International is launching world sales on in Cannes.
Jeremy LaLonde (How to Plan An Orgy In A Small Town) will direct the feature, which is due to begin shoot on Monday in Northern Ontario, Canada. Script comes from Chernick and LaLonde while supporting cast includes Tommie-Amber Pirie (Syfy’s Bitten) and Tara Spencer-Nairn (CTV’s Corner Gas).
Producers are The Witch and Patti Cake$ exec Jonathan Bronfman for JoBro Productions, Jordan Walker of Neophyte Productions (How To Plan an Orgy In A Small Town) and Chernick’s Banana-Moon Sky Films (My Awkward Sexual Adventure).
The movie will tell the story of an uptight but brilliant scientist (Chernick) on the cusp of becoming the world’s first time traveller who finds himself tormented by his unhinged future self (Stern) who wants him to give up his dreams and have a normal life. When James won’t go along with the plan, it becomes a wicked battle of man versus himself.
James Norrie of AMP International commented, “There is such an appetite for high concept sci-fi at the moment and Jonas and Jeremy have crafted a whip-smart script that pushes all the right buttons. With the inspired casting of Daniel Stern as Jonas’s future self, we are thrilled to be along for the ride.” AMP handles the world other than Canada where Northern Banner Releasing will distribute.