We’ve been in need of a new Spike Jonze feature since 2009’s Where the Wild Things Are, and it looks as if the filmmaker is planning an interesting new film with a stellar cast. The untitled feature (written and to be directed by Jonze) will center on a man “who falls in love with the voice of a computer, similar to the Siri feature on the new iPhone.” With Joaquin Phoenix already on board, we can only guess that he’ll play that love-struck techno-wonk, but just who of the reported three new female cast members would play the tantalizing voice?
Deadline Cupertino reports that Carey Mulligan, Amy Adams, and Samantha Morton are all in talks to star in the film alongside Phoenix. My bet for the voice? Adams, because who else has the same pep and charm? Also adding to my complete speculation – the fact that Morton and Mulligan bare a striking resemblance to each other that I cannot help but think would work quite well in the “real world” confines of the film.
This project is not to be confused with another Jonze film that will star Phoenix and Mulligan – that’s the one that is being penned by Charlie Kaufman. That film is reportedly “a satire about how world leaders gather to figure out all the seismic events that will take place in the worlds, from oil prices to wars that will be waged,” which sounds particularly wonderful.
If Adams, Morton, and Mulligan do get on board the project, Jonze has picked himself three actresses that are almost frighteningly in-demand. All three have giant projects coming up – Adams’ work includes Man of Steel, Trouble With the Curve, and The Master; Morton has got both John Carter and Cosmopolis coming out soon; and Mulligan has completed her work on The Great Gatsby and is currently shooting Inside Llewyn Davis.