Grantchester’s James Norton cast in remake of 90s sci-fi thriller Flatliners

He'll be following in the footsteps of Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and Kiefer Sutherland

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James Norton is swapping the rural village of Grantchester for the bright lights of Hollywood.

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The 30-year-old actor, who has also recently starred in Happy Valley and War and Peace, has been cast in sci-fi movie Flatliners, according to the Hollywood Reporter

He’ll play medical student Jamie alongside co-stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev. 

The flick is a remake of the 90s sci-fi thriller starring Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, and follows a group of would-be doctors as they conduct near-death experiments… with dark consequences. 

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s Niels Arden Oplev will direct the project, penned by Ben Ripley, while Michael Douglas and Laurence Mark are set to produce.