Surrogates (film) Two FBI agents investigate the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves—fit, good-looking, remotely-controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles—enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. After the first murder in this utopia in years, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery. A Touchstone picture. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. Released on September 25, 2009 in the U.S., after a September 24 release in Australia and other countries. Stars Bruce Willis (Greer), Radha Mitchell (Peters), Rosamund Pike (Maggie), James Francis Ginty (Canter), Boris Kodjoe (Stone), James Cromwell (Older Canter), Ving Rhames (The Prophet). 89 minutes. Based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele. From Mandeville Films. Filmed in Super 35 on location in Massachusetts, primarily in Boston and surrounding suburbs.