Anna Friel has joined Neil Burger's thriller The Dark Fields, starring opposite Bradley Cooper in the Relativity pic.
Anna Friel joins The Dark Fields
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story centers on a down-and-out writer (Cooper) who gets his hands on a top-secret pharmaceutical drug that makes one smarter. He experiences sudden financial and social success but soon discovers that the drug has lethal and lasting side effects, including "trip-switching," a phenomenon in which time moves with a stop-motion quality. Before long, mysterious antagonists are pursuing him.
Friel will play Cooper's ex-wife, a woman who was a go-getter before their breakup.
Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish already are cast in the movie, which Universal will distribute via Relativity's Rogue Pictures.
No production date has been set.
Limitless was released March 18th, 2011 and stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Tomas Arana, Robert John Burke. The film is directed by Neil Burger.