Self/less is ultimately a film about ethics.
An extremely wealthy man (Ben Kingsley) is dying from cancer, he undergoes a radical medical procedure known as ‘shedding’ that involves the transfer of his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. However, mystery surrounds the origin of the body and the organisation that is behind it.
Ryan Reynolds plays the part of the healthy new body: “I thought it was interesting, I mean that idea that we can take someone’s consciousness and put it in another vessel and actually make it function is interesting and these guys that I am working with are saying this is actually real science, this is stuff that they are actually working on to some degree ? then it just scared the crap out of me.”