Kiefer Sutherland may be very busy this year. The actor who is already headlining the new ABC series Designated Survivor and has been mentioned by the producers of the new 24: Legacy series as a possible guest star… has no signed on to the reboot of the 1990 film he stared in, Flatliners.
Sutherland will play a season doctor in the remake along side Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemens. The deal is not complete, but he has committed to doing it now that the schedules line up.
The original film also stared Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Billy Baldwin and Oliver Platt and followed five medical students who tried to trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts. This forced them to confront the sins of their pasts and paranormal consequences for crossing over to the other side.
The new Flatliners is being written by Ben Ripley and directed by Niels Arden Opley.