Director Tony Kaye Plans On Casting Robot as Lead in Next Film

The filmmaker will hire an AI actor in hopes it will receive recognition by the Screen Actors Guild.

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British director Tony Kaye poses during the photocall of the movie "Detachement" at the 37th American Film Festival, in Deauville, northwestern France, on September 9, 2011. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
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American History X director Tony Kaye is hoping to cast an artificial intelligence-based actor as the lead of his new film. He plans to employ the robot for his next project, titled 2nd Born. The android will be trained in various techniques and a variety of acting methods, reports The Guardian. Kaye hopes this will lead to recognition by the Screen Actors Guild and potential awards consideration.

The idea is a joint effort between Kaye and producer Sam Khoze. Their film, 2nd Born, is a sequel to a comedy, 1st Born, starring Val Kilmer and Denise Richards, the first ever Iranian-American co-production. It is set to be released this year, and follows a newlywed couple who is having trouble conceiving.

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