According to The Hollywood Reporter, recent Emmy nominee Thomas Middleditch has signed on to join Keanu Reeves in an upcoming sci-fi thriller. The movie is called Replicas, and it stars Reeves as a guy who becomes obsessed with bringing his family back to life after they’re all killed in a car accident. Alice Eve is reportedly set to play the dead wife, though she presumably comes back in some kind of scary fashion—otherwise this would be more of a tragic drama than a sci-fi thriller. Also, the way the family comes back has to involve science and not just Pet Sematary magic, otherwise this would be a horror thriller. Anyway, we don’t know who Middleditch will be playing, but given his experience on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, we’re hoping he’ll be a kid detective investigating the big car accident.
Replicas is being directed by Traitor’s Jeffrey Nachmanoff, from a screenplay by Chad St. John. Tanya Wexler was previously attached to direct, but that has apparently changed.