Ben Whishaw, soon to be seen in “Skyfall” and “Cloud Atlas,” is up for Steven Spielberg’s “Robopocalypse” joining Chris Hemsworth and, potentially, Anne Hathaway.

The science-fiction movie, written by Drew Goddard and based on Daniel H.Wilson’s novel, is about a robot uprising.

Variety says “Whishaw has not received an official offer yet, but sources tell Variety that he has been at the top of DreamWorks’ list to play a hacker named Lurker since the casting process began.”

Disney and Fox share distribution rights on “Robopocalypse”, due in cinemas 2014.