Jessica Biel Joins Nicolas Cage's "Next" Project

by | February 23, 2006 | Comments

Jessica Biel will co-star with Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore in the sci-fi thriller "Next," which, like just about every sci-fi flick these days, is based on a short story by the late great author Philip K. Dick.

Says The Hollywood Reporter: "Jessica Biel has signed on to co-star in Lee Tamahori‘s sci-fi thriller "Next" for Revolution Studios. Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore are toplining the film, which is based on Philip K. Dick’s short story "The Golden Man." Penned by Gary Goldman, the story centers on a man (Cage) with the unique ability to see future events and affect their outcome. Pursued by the FBI, which is seeking to use his abilities to prevent a global terrorist attack, he ultimately is faced with the choice of saving himself or the world. Biel will play Liz, the love interest of Cage’s character, whom he must attempt to save from terrorists. Cage, Todd Garner, Norm Golightly, Graham King and Arne Schmidt are producing. Derek Dauchy is overseeing for Revolution, which has set a late March start date for the film. Biel, whose credits include "London," "Blade: Trinity" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," next appears in Neil Burger’s "The Illusionist.""