'Bliss': Meet Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Madeline Zima and the rest of the cast of this mind-bending love story
Greg, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation
Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming film ‘Bliss’, as per the official synopsis, is a “mind-bending love story” following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy.
Written and directed by Mike Cahill of ‘Another Earth’ and ‘I Origins’ fame, ‘Bliss’ boasts a solid star cast. Let’s take a look at actors who will bring this weird tale to life:
Owen Wilson as Greg
The 52-year-old American actor, producer, and screenwriter is a regular collaborator with Wes Anderson. Wilson has been a part of Anderson films like ‘Bottle Rocket’, ‘Rushmore’, ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and even the upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’.
Wilson has also found fame playing leads in a number of romantic comedies. His more notable film credits include ‘Behind Enemy Lines’, ‘I Spy’, ‘Marley and Me’, ‘Midnight in Paris’, ‘Zoolander’, ‘Starsky & Hutch’, ‘Wedding Crashers’, ‘You, Me and Dupree’, ‘Drillbit Taylor’, ‘How Do You Know’, ‘The Big Year’, and ‘The Internship’.
Salma Hayek as Isabel
The 54-year-old Mexican and American film actor and producer is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film ‘Frida’. For her performance in the film, she was nominated for Best Actress for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Hayek’s other notable roles include films such as ‘Desperado’, ‘From Dusk till Dawn’, ‘Wild Wild West’, and ‘Dogma’. She has also appeared in the ABC television comedy-drama ‘Ugly Betty’ and the NBC comedy series ‘30 Rock’.
Madeline Zima as Doris
The 35-year-old American actor is best known for playing Grace Sheffield on the CBS sitcom ‘The Nanny’, Mia Lewis on the Showtime comedy-drama series ‘Californication’, and Gretchen Berg on the NBC series ‘Heroes’. She has also appeared in shows like ‘Betas’, ‘The Nightmare Room’, and ‘Twin Peaks’. Her film roles include ‘Bombshell’, ‘Painkillers’, ‘A Monster in Paris’, ‘The Collector’, ‘A Cinderella Story’, and more.
Nesta Cooper as Emily
The 27-year-old Canadian actor is best known for her roles of Dani Barnes in ‘Reality High’, Shannon in ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ and Carly Shannon in the series ‘Travelers’. She has also appeared in TV shows such as ‘Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce’, ‘Heroes Reborn’, ‘Spy Kids: Mission Critical’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘See’, ‘The Magicians’, and more.
Joshua Leonard as Cameron
The 45-year-old American actor, writer, and director, is known for his role in ‘The Blair Witch Project’. It was his first acting gig. Leonard has starred in films such as ‘Madhouse’, ‘The Shaggy Dog’, ‘Higher Ground’, ‘The Motel Life’, ‘Snake and Mongoose’, ‘If I Stay’, ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’, ‘6 Years’, and ‘Unsane’. Leonard has also appeared in numerous television shows, including HBO's television film ‘Live from Baghdad’, ‘MacGyver’, ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Togetherness’, ‘Hung’ and many more.
The film will also star Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Arthur, Ronny Chieng as Kendo, Steve Zissis as Bjorn, Lora Lee as Destiny, and Roshan Maloney as Brad, among others. ‘Bliss’ is scheduled to be released on February 5, 2021, only on Amazon Prime Video.