Don’t you wish that you could just turn all your emotions off sometimes? That’s the gist behind the plot of Equals, the latest love story from Breathe In director Drake Doremus. The futuristic Ridley Scott-produced drama has just added House of Cards actress Kate Lyn Sheil to the cast, which already includes such big names as Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, and the recently added Guy Pearce. It’s a pretty big move for the already prolific actress.
Equals features a pretty complex plot that could make this a truly unique flick. It’s set in a world where emotions have been completely eradicated and people are now bred to be “Equals.” This seemingly perfect existence is, of course, thrown into complete disarray when a new disease called Switched-On-Syndrome (SOS) starts running rampant and activating emotions within some Equals, who are then banished from society and never seen again. Sounds about right.