Rose Byrne has nabbed the lead role opposite Nicolas Cage in the sci-fi thriller Knowing for Summit Entertainment and Escape Artists.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Byrne will play the daughter of a woman who buried a 1962 time capsule bearing the dates of the assassinations of historical figures, the hotel fire death of the wife of a professor (Cage) and an imminent world apocalypse. After the professor discovers its contents and alerts her, the initially skeptical Byrne begins remembering strange incidents from her childhood.
Alex Proyas (I, Robot) will direct.
Production is set to begin March 25 in Melbourne, Australia.