An independent feature grappling with technology and relationships begins filming in Chicago on Monday.
"Operator" stars Mae Whitman ("Parenthood," "Arrested Development") and Martin Starr ("Silicon Valley") as a married couple. He "designs" personalities for automated digital customer service call centers; she agrees to be the template for his newest voice.
As he decodes and analyzes her natural behavior, her digital doppelganger — which has none of the unpredictability or agency of an actual human — becomes an appealing alternative.
The movie will shoot primarily in Andersonville through July 24 and also stars Retta...