Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) is in talks to star in Ex Machina, the upcoming directorial debut from screenwriter Alex Garland (28 Days Later). The story centers on a billionaire programmer who invites a young employee to spend a week at his remote estate and to participate in a test involving an artificially intelligent female robot that he invented. Oscar Isaac (Drive) is set to play the billionaire and Vikander’s Anna Karenina co-star Domhnall Gleeson will play the employee. Of course, this leaves Vikander with the role of artificially-intelligent female robot, as The Wrap reports. Filming is set to begin later this year.