Talk about a knockout talent. One of today’s most gifted and beautiful young actresses, Amanda Seyfried carved out a career for herself on a television studio set, playing Bill Paxton’s eldest daughter on HBO hit “Big Love”. From there the petite blonde made the transition into feature films, starring in such pics as “Red Riding Hood”, “Dear John” and “Mamma Mia!”. Her latest film, a science-fiction thriller from director Andrew Niccol, teams her with Justin Timberlake. It’s inarguably Seyfried’s most diverse role to date.
Here’s the lowdown on “In Time” :
Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.
Seyfried speaking about “In Time” at last weekend’s junket for the film :