Colin Farrell has joined the cast of Voyagers, a new sci-fi thriller from Divergent and Limitless director Neil Burger.

Written by Burger, Voyagers tells the story of a group of children sent on a mission to populate a newly discovered planet.

The story sees the children splitting into factions after the captain of the ship dies in mysterious circumstances.

US entertainment trade website Deadline.com, which first reported Farrell's casting, says the Dublin actor is set to star opposite Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Lily-Rose Depp (upcoming historical drama The King) and Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) in Voyagers.

Production is due to begin in Romania in early June.

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