Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, who has been turning heads all around for his role as the Supreme Sorcerer in the MCU is all set to star and executive-produce a movie that is directed by Australian film director Justin Kurze, who had earlier directed 2016’s Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular game franchise.
As per Deadline, the sci-fi drama which is titled Morning is “set in a near-future where society has a pill that does away with the need to sleep. With the added help of an artificial sun, there is no end to morning daylight, living, and work. However, as a young generation grows up deprived of the world of sleep, they consider rebelling to reclaim their dreams.”
The movie is written by playwright and screenwriter Sam Steiner, and will also be featuring the highly-decorated Emmy, Oscar, and BAFTA winner Laura Dern with A Quiet Place star Noah Jup. Adam Ackland will be serving as the producer, with Leah Clarke, and HanWay handling the international sales of the movie. Dern will also be serving as an executive producer alongside Cumberbatch and Jayne Lemons.
“Morning is a joyful, reflective, and defiant story about reality not so far from our own where a preoccupation with productivity has destroyed our ability to connect, grieve and love. We cannot wait to see this incredibly talented cast and the creative team headed by Justin, Laura, and Noah bring Sam’s brilliantly original script to life,” said Ackland about the movie.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s most recent performances include an acclaimed role in The Power of the Dog, followed by The Electric Life of Louis Wain, alongside Zendaya and of course, Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home. He will be returning to portray Dr. Strange in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness film, which will be released on May 6 this year.