The actor will be joining Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemens in what will be a new take on the 1990 film. The original starred Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Billy Baldwin and Oliver Platt. It follows the story of med school students who decide to experiment with stopping their hearts. As the experiments continued, each time became more and more dangerous, forcing all those involved to face their inner demons, as well as deal with the consequences of crossing over to the other side.
In the reboot, Sutherland will be playing a seasoned doctor.
The film will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev and produced by Laurence Mark and Michael Douglas. The script was written by Ben Ripley.