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Moynahan made for ‘Robot’

Actress will portray psychologist in Proyas pic

Bridget Moynahan has signed on to star opposite Will Smith in “I, Robot” for 20th Century Fox.

Moynahan will portray a psychologist in the distant future with a specialty in robot psyches. She must aid a robot-phobic police detective (Smith) who’s investigating a murder that seemingly violates the Laws of Robotics, which state that robots may not allow a human to come to harm.

Davis Entertainment, Laurence Mark Prods. and director Alex Proyas’ Mystery Clock Cinema will produce the pic. Jeff Vintar adapted the script from Isaac Asimov’s “I, Robot” anthology, with rewrites by Hilary Seitz and Akiva Goldsman.

Production should begin in May. Pic’s current release date is July 2, 2004. However, it’s possible that Fox will change its “I, Robot” date after Sony’s announced on Wednesday that “Spider-Man 2” will launch that same Friday (Daily Variety, March 27).

Moynahan, who most recently starred opposite Colin Farrell in “The Recruit,” was also seen in “The Sum of All Fears,” “Serendipity” and “Coyote Ugly.”

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