How far will you go to survive? A young couple sets out to confront a dangerous landscape in “Mother/Android.” The film chronicles their arduous journey — complicated by artificial intelligence as well as an impending birth. The sci-fi thriller pushes viewers to think about how the characters can survive and how they would react in the same situation.
The project is built on three intriguing casting choices. Chloë Grace Moretz and Algee Smith star as the pair intent on surviving at all costs. Grace Moretz’s work in 2021 has appealed to younger audiences; she stars in Warner Bros. “Tom and Jerry” and lends her voice to “The Addams Family 2.” Algee Smith is proving to be an actor to watch with his performances in “Euphoria” as well as “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Viewers should also take note of Raúl Castillo. While he won praise for “Wrath of Man,” his role of Mickey in “Army of the Dead” grabbed audiences’ attention.
“Mother” marks a milestone for its writer/director Mattson Tomlin; the film serves as a feature-length directorial debut for the filmmaker. Before the project, Tomlin crafted an impressive short film resume with entries such as “Bruiser.” DC fans will also recognize Tomlin as a screenwriter on 2022’s “The Batman.” ‘Batman’ director Matt Reeves also makes his presence known on the title — this time as a producer through his production company 6th & Idaho. Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Bill Block, and Charles Miller are also producers.
The film’s official synopsis:
“Set in the near future, “Mother/Android” follows Georgia (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her boyfriend Sam (Algee Smith) through their treacherous journey of escape as their country is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, they must face No Man’s Land – a stronghold of the android uprising, in hopes of reaching safety before giving birth.”
Love flourishes among an uncertain future in “Mother/Android.” The Miramax release comes to Hulu on December 17th. Get your first look at the film’s trailer below.