According to Deadline, Octavia Spencer (The Help), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer), and Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) have officially been cast to portray the leading roles in the upcoming movie titled Nobody Nothing Nowhere. The project is being described as a high-concept sci-fi comedy centering around a human-like woman named Ruth, as she tries to become more than she was designed to be.
“Nobody Nothing Nowhere is a wholly original feature film that presents a world and its characters in an entirely unique way,” Spencer said in a statement. “Having the opportunity to work with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucy Liu is a dream come true! It is always a priority for me, and my partners at Orit Entertainment, to produce projects that entertain and bring the light, hope, and promise audiences are craving. I am excited to be part of such an inventive and thoughtful project.”
Nobody Nothing Nowhere will be written and directed by Rachel Wolther and Alex H. Fischer, based on the 2018 Black List and Sundance Screenwriter Labs script. In addition to starring, Spencer, Gordon-Levitt, and Liu are also set as producers. Production is expected to begin this coming summer.
The project is produced by Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald for Department of Motion Pictures. Executive producers are Christina Campagnola, Brian Clisham, Stephanie Kluft, Brian O’Shea, Nat McCormick, Caddy Vanasirikul, Blair Ward, and Anders Erden.
“The film tells the story of Ruth, one of the Non-People, human-looking beings designed and trained for the sole purpose of filling in a realistic world for a bland guy named Dave, the only person that actually exists on Earth,” reads the synopsis. “Tired of serving as an extra in someone else’s life, Ruth is ready to demand a life of her own.”