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Hilary Swank digs into sci-fi thriller I Am Mother

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Oct 17, 2017, 8:40 PM EDT

If you're a huge fan of robot moms repopulating the earth, we've got the upcoming sci-fi flick for you. 

I Am Mother is an upcoming Australian indie that is the feature directorial debut from Grant Sputore. Giving the film a big dose of street cred, Oscar-winner Hilary Swank has just joined the cast, which includes Clara Rugaard (Still Star-Crossed) and Luke Hawker, a special effects artist and stunt performer who played the titular demon in the 2015 film, Krampus.

Sputore's film is set after an extinction event, and follows a teenage girl (Rugaard) being raised underground by a robot mother, who was designed to repopulate the Earth. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Swank plays a "blood-soaked stranger" taken in by the girl, unsettling her relationship with Mother. The stranger causes the daughter to question what she has been told about the outside world, and ultimately to question Mother's true motives.

Hilary Swank is best known for her lead roles in Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby, both of which won her Academy Awards. As far as genre cred goes, she's appeared in The Gift, Insomnia, and as Kimberly in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

No word yet on a release date. 

(via Hollywood Reporter)