Jessica Biel Joins Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Ursa Major’

Jessica Biel Joins Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Ursa Major’

April 19, 2023

The ‘Total Recall’ actress has been tapped to take over the role which was initially set to be played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the upcoming sci-fi thriller.

AceShowbizJessica Biel has secured a role in “Ursa Major“. The 41-year-old actress is brought in to replace Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the cast of the sci-fi thriller from sibling directors Jonathan and Josh Baker. Xochitl Gomez is also signed on for the movie that will go into production later this year.

Set on an earth-like planet, the picture follows mother Charlie (Biel) and daughter Natalie (Gomez) as they fight for survival while hiding from a group of relentless hunters. While facing the added threat of a deadly storm, Natalie begins questioning her mother Charlie about who they are, how they got here, and what they must to do to survive.

Winstead had been due to play the part of Charlie but had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts.

The Baker brothers are directing “Ursa Major” from an original script by Patrick Somerville – the creator of the HBO Max series “Station Eleven“. He co-wrote the film with Colleen O’Brien and Katie French and is producing with David Eisenberg.

Jessica previously suggested that she is “constantly being pulled in a million directions” as a working mother. The star – who has sons Silas, eight, and Phineas, two, with husband Justin Timberlake – confessed that it is challenging to maintain a healthy balance in her life.

Speaking on “The Drew Barrymore Show“, Jessica said, “It’s not easy sort of balancing your whole life trying to be around your kids and spend time with your partners and friends, and time for yourself and then also your career. It’s so hard.”

“I don’t think I’ve done it well necessarily yet. I feel like I’m constantly being pulled in a million directions, and I think I do that thing where I’m like, ‘It’s all great’, and inside is like a crazy turmoil of ocean waves crashing and I’m freaking out about trying to figure it all out.”

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