A grieving detective in the near future (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hunts down criminals who trade artificial humans on the black market. In the fight to end AI exploitation, an underground resistance attempts to infiltrate him by sabotaging the programming of the artificial human assigned as his companion (Elena Kampouris) to behave like his late wife. She begins to question her reality as memories of a past life begin to surface in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wifelike is written and directed by Indigenous American filmmaker James Bird, director of the films Eat Spirit Eat, Honeyglue, We Are Boats, and The Circuit: Star Crew previously. Produced by Christine Holder, Mark Holder, Scott Karol, and Steven Paul. This hasn’t premiered at any film festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. SP Media Group will release Bird’s Wifelike in select US theaters + on VOD starting August 12th, 2022 coming soon this summer.
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