Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst spotted together in New York, on 30th September 2009, picture courtesy of www.kirstenimages.com
"I’ve been keeping an eye on Juan Diego Solanas‘ surreal-sounding sci-fi story Upside Down for a while now. The picture has been in development with Onyx films and Studio 37 for a good while, and has never quite got off of the starting blocks - perhaps due to its mind boggling central concept.
Kirsten Dunst has been in talks to star for some months, I believe, but the news that Jim Sturgess will be taking on the male lead comes after earlier reports that Emile Hirsch was negotiating for the role. (Note from Weirdland: I'd prefer Emile, but this guy Sturgess seems fine for the role).Here’s an official synopsis for the film from the 2009 European Film Market Brochure:
Look up towards the sky and rub your eyes because you won’t believe what you see: cities, forests, and oceans with their own inverted gravity, only an arm’s length away, yet completely unreachable. Take a leap over to this alternate reality, two worlds – one above, one below? facing each other, and you’ll land in the extraordinary world of "Upside Down". Source: www.slashfilm.com