Imagine if you could stop aging when you hit 25. But it comes with one stipulation, some rather bad news: you only get one more year to live. Unless, of course, you acquire more time. That’s the basic idea behind 20th Century Fox’s action-thriller “In Time.” But the plot gets more complex when you add in ruthless characters out to get more time for themselves and a corrupt police force hunting you down for a murder you didn’t commit. That’s the situation star Justin Timberlake finds himself in when co-star Matt Bomer gives him over a century of time, essentially killing himself and setting Timberlake up to be the most wanted man.
Timberlake makes the shift to action star with “In Time” after gracing the screen in summer comedies “Bad Teacher” opposite Cameron Diaz and the more recent “Friends with Benefits” with Mila Kunis. For “In Time,” Timberlake picks up a new female co-star, Amanda Seyfried, who he takes hostage in order to survive “The Fugitive” style chase from time keeper Cillian Murphy (“Batman Begins,” “Inception”) and a time stealing thug, Alex Pettyfer (“I Am Number Four,” “Beastly”).
“In Time” is directed by Andrew Niccol and also stars Johnny Galecki (CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory”) and Olivia Wilde (“TRON: Legacy,” “Cowboys & Aliens”) as Timberlake’s mother. Niccol talked to us the first time Timberlake and Wilde appear on-screen, as well as about casting Timberlake in a role in which we’ve never before seen him.
At Comic-Con, stars Timberlake and Seyfried presented an extended look at the movie to a packed crowd in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center.