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In a pre-American Film Market deal, Aaron Paul has come on board alongside Olga Kurylenko in the sci-fi thriller “Android.”

Niall Johnson is directing from a script he co-wrote with Matt O’Reilly. The film will be produced by Picture Films’ Margot Hand and Infinite Studios Singapore’s Mike Wiluan and Lindsey Martin.

“Android” will begin shooting at Infinite Studios Singapore early next year. Fortitude International, co-founded by Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum, is handling foreign rights and will continue sales at the upcoming American Film Market.

Producers currently hold North American rights.

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“Android” is set on a lonely spaceship orbiting Neptune as Paul’s character fulfills his dream to rebuild his dead wife, portrayed by Kurylenko, and their son as androids. But when the androids begin demanding a life of their own, his life is suddenly in danger and a battle of wits and strength ensues.

“We are so excited to see what Aaron and Olga can bring to this film,” Hand said. “Niall and Matt have written a genre-bending and thrilling film that is grounded in the relationship of two complicated and interesting characters. There are no better actors to work with Niall to bring this film to life.”

Paul is best know for the role of Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series “Breaking Bad.” Credits include “Big Love,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Central Intelligence,” “Smashed”; he currently stars on Hulu’s new drama “The Path” which he also executive produces and Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman,” which he produces as well.

Paul is repped by UTA.  Kurylenko is repped by Tavistock Wood Management and WME. Johnson is repped by Magnet Management and Paradigm in Los Angeles, and by Independent Talent in London.

Hand’s recent projects include “Into the Forest,” “The Driftless Area,” “Welcome To Me,” “I Saw The Light” and “The Master Cleanse.” She’s currently producing “Permission,” starring Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens, and will next produce “Friend of Bill,” starting Lizzy Caplan.

Fortitude’s credits include “The End of the Tour.” It’s in post-production on “Ideal Home,” with Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan; the comedy “The Brits Are Coming,” with Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Stephen Fry, Sofia Vergara and Alice Eve; “Backstabbing for Beginners,” starring Ben Kingsley and Theo James; and “Drunk Parents” with Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek.

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