Sasha Pivovarova is already a bold faced name in the fashion world, and now she’s set out to conquer Hollywood with her first foray onto the big screen. The Prada favorite is set to appear in In Time, a time-traveling thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. Pivovarova will play Clara, Seyfried’s grandmother and Vincent Kartheiser‘s mother-in-law.
The story takes place in a bleak future where time has replaced money as currency. Each individual has only 26 years to live, unless they “replenish their clock.” At 25, they stop aging (which explains why Pivovarova, 26, can play grandma to Seyfried, who is one year her junior). From the trailer, one can conclude that it involves plenty of time-checking and clock-ticking (convenient, since the stopwatch for your life is emblazoned on your arm), scary looking men in suits, and the occasional dead person.
Pivovarova is only the latest to join the brigade of models-turned-actresses. To name a few: Gemma Ward made the jump from magazines to the big screen in 2001, but most memorably resurfaced in mermaid form for this year’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Nineties supermodel Claudia Schiffer has a whole host of movie titles and television shows to her name, starting in 1994 as an aerobics instructor in Richie Rich and concluding with Love Actually in 2003. Eva Herzigova starred in some obscure French films and TV movies spanning from 1992 to 2004, and Shannan Click made a brief appearance in Deception (2008) as well as The Last International Playboy (2008).