Drake Doremus (Like Crazy) is getting ready to make his next film the scientific romantic drama Zoe, but he has had to make a change to the leading cast line-up due to scheduling difficulties. With Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) dropping out, news now arrives via Deadline that Ewan McGregor (The Impossible) is set to replace him.
Léa Seydoux (SPECTRE) remains attached to the film, which we now know will follow two colleagues at a lab who are working on some revolutionary research intended to improve and perfect romantic relationships. And while you might wonder how science could play a role, the effects apparently have a profound effect on the scientists. Doremus is preparing to shoot the movie in April in Montreal, with a script in hand from Rich Greenburg (One Fall).
Zoe is not even Doremus' next film to see the inside of cinemas, as he snuck in a quick shoot on Newness that stars Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max:Fury Road) and Laia Costa (Victoria) and recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
As for McGregor, he is currently on our screens in one of his most iconic roles as Renton in T2 Trainspotting, and can be heard as Lumiere in the new live action Beauty And The Beast, which is out in cinemas now.