from Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch

Matthew Bomer and Alex Pettyfer join Justin Timberlake in ‘Now’

by Darren Franich

Categories: CastingJustin Timberlake

Alex-Pettyfer-and-Matt-BomerImage Credit: PRN/PR Photos; Sylvain Gaboury/PR Photos

Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Olivia Wilde are already starring in Andrew Niccol’s upcoming sci-fi film NOW(which was titled I’m.Mortal until the marketing department stopped laughing and got serious for a second). Now, Deadline reports that the cast’s Hot-o-Meter has just moved from “atomic bomb” to “universe-devouring supernova,” with news that I Am Number Four breakout Alex Pettyfer and White Collar star Matthew Bomer will also be acting in the dystopian drama. (Fox confirmed Pettyfer’s and Bomer’s casting to EW.) Combined with a nifty premise — in the future, people can live forever, but time itself becomes a currency to prevent overpopulation — Now looks like it might be the Andrew Niccol comeback that I (and maybe five other people on earth) have been waiting over a decade for.

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