Hayden Christensen to star in 'Neuromancer'

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Melbourne, Jan 10 : Hayden Christensen will star in 'Neuromancer,' an adaptation of William Gibson's cult 1984 novel.

According to JoBlo.com, the 26-year-old Canadian actor will play the role of Case, an out-of-work computer hacker hired by a mysterious patron to participate in a seemingly impossible crime.

Joseph Kahn is directing the film, which carries an impressive 70 million-dollar budget, reports Moviehole.

The novel is considered "the archetypal cyberpunk work" and its winning the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award legitimised cyberpunk as a mainstream branch of science fiction literature.

It is among the most-honoured works of science fiction in recent history, and appeared on Time magazine's list of 100 best English-language novels written since 1923.

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