Synopsis: The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star--the first totally believable synthetic actress. The "actress" becomes an overnight sensation, with a major singing career as well, and everyone thinks she's a real person. However, as Simone's fame skyrockets, he cannot bear to admit his fraud to himself or the world.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Andrew Niccol
Production: New Line Cinema
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

Mr Taransky...?


She's walking?

Don't tell me

she's walking.

She can't walk.


This, this...

- Not this.

- Nicola...? How was your massage?

You're in breach.


Is this about the new pages?

I made the changes...

all the changes

you wanted.

You are virtually

in every scene.

It is not the size

of the role, Viktor.

Am I, or am I not


to the biggest trailer

on the lot? Hmm?

It's the biggest

on earth. I swear.

It's a 50-foot


They don't make them

any longer.

- Taller, Viktor.

- Taller?

- Taller!

- What?


- You've insulted me for the last time.

- You're right.

It's actually...

it's actually taller.

- You're right. It's amazing.

- Coffee?!

Wait a minute...

The tyres are overinflated.

See? It's just this.

See? Look. Here.

- The air comes right out.

- This is so sad.

See, it's lower already.

- Nicola, please, don't do this to me.

- I had three other offers.

I only signed on

to this picture out of loyalty.

Well, then show me some.

They're going to shut me down!

It's not working, Viktor.

I mean, my God!

The scene with

the thousand geese?

I don't understand

this film!

Nobody is going

to understand this film.

Look, I already put out a press release

citing 'creative differences, '

- So just let it go.

- You went to the press?

- Do we have everything?

- Alright. You know what? You're right.

You are right.

And when you're right, you're right.

- Thank you.

- Let me help you with these.

You ought to go.

I don't deserve you.


This film doesn't

deserve you.

It deserves much

much better than you!

'Creative differences'? The difference

is you're not creative.

To hell, please.

Jack? Jack

are you there?

She's good.

You can hardly tell

she's reading off a Teleprompter.

I'm right here.

Right beside you.

Look. I've analysed

this footage.

We've got everything

we need in the can already.

If I could just make

the proper adjustments

we can finish this film

without her.

According to the writ

her attorneys filed at noon today

they'll sue if the film is released

with Nicola in a single frame.

They will sue, Viktor.

They're serious.

So let's recast.

Nicola Anders is the only actress

in the world that could play that part.

- It's a remake, Hal.

- That's right.

Nicola is not bigger

than this picture.

Of course

she is, Viktor.

No other 'name'

is going to sign on now.

Who needs a name?

We'll cast an unknown.

I'm not going to play

opposite an unknown.

- We can't sell an unknown.

- The numbers don't work.

If we ever want to be in

the Nicola Anders business again

we have to cut our losses

and shelve the picture.

No! I will not give in

to that blackmailing...


let's take a walk.

Ridiculous performance.

- I told you she was bad.

- No, yours in there.

Why do you always have to make things

so difficult for yourself?


I'm being difficult?

Yes. Mm-hmm.

Elaine, do you know

what these are?

- 'Mike 'n' lke's'?

- They're not just any 'Mike 'n' lke's, '

these are cherry

'Mike 'n' lke's. '

Do you know why I

Viktor Taransky

two-time Academy Award-

nominated director...

That was

'Short Subject. '

...overseeing the most

cherished movie project

of my entire career, am walking

around with... look, look...

pockets full

of these things?

- I have a feeling you'll tell me.

- I'm going to tell you.

Because Ms Nicola Anders...

supermodel with a SAG card...

has it written in her contract

that all cherry 'Mike 'n' lke's'

be removed from her candy dish

along with strict instructions

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Andrew Niccol

Andrew M. Niccol is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, Lord of War, In Time, The Host, and Good Kill. more…

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