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The Greatest Showman co-stars Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson are set to star in the forthcoming sci-fi film Reminiscence, reports Deadline. They’ve yet to sign on the dotted line, but it sounds like this is happening.

Reminiscence is written by Lisa Joy, Westworld executive producer. As well, this will mark her directorial debut.

Jackman will take on the role of a private eye of sorts, who specializes in finding lost memories for clients. The story is set in a near future Miami that is mostly submerged under water due to climate changes. Ferguson plays a client in search of her her lost keys. It sounds like a simple enough request, asking for help in remembering where she put them. Their brief meeting results in an unexpected love affair that is ultimately cut short.

According to Deadline, Joy has been working on the film for five years, with her saying, “I know exactly what I want this to be, including all of the action set pieces, and turning Miami into a sunken world.”

Reminiscence explores the power of memory, which Joy has been “fascinated” by for a while now, going back to her high school days. At the time, a science teacher relayed a story of when people have brain surgery and some having the most vivid memories when under. She had that image in mind when writing her story.

In regards to seeing Jackman portray the character she created, she describes it as “Wolverine meets Humphrey Bogart.” She’s probably referring to Bogart’s role as Sam Spade in 1941’s The Maltese Falcon.

It’s a little hard to picture, but that’s okay, it makes us look forward to the first look trailer even more.

Are you intrigued by how memory can impact daily life? 

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Filed Under: Casting News, Hugh Jackman
By Brigid Brown