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Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are set to topline the futuristic adventure thriller "Repossession Mambo" for Universal Pictures.

Miguel Sapochnik, a one-time storyboard artist, will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which centers on a repo man made up of artificial organs who, after receiving a heart transplant, struggles to make payments. He must go on the run from his former partner.

Eric Garcia and Garrett Lerner penned the screenplay.

Scott Stuber and Mary Parent are producing through their studio-based shingle.

Universal's Jeffrey Kirschenbaum is overseeing for the studio, which is eyeing a September start date.

Law is no stranger to the sci-fi genre. His credits include "Gattaca", "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence". The actor, who most recently appeared in "All the King's Men" and "The Holiday", next appears in "My Blueberry Nights", which unspooled in May at the Festival de Cannes.

Law is repped by Endeavor and attorney Karl Austen. He is additionally repped by Tor Belfrage of Julian Belfrage and Associates and Miguel Sapochnik, Rachel Holroyd and Jenne Casarotto of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and manager Seth Jaret.


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