Hollywood actress Uma Thurman has joined the cast of Ben Affleck's new movie Paycheck.

The film, based on a short story by science fiction author PHILIP K DICK, is about an electrician who wakes up to discover his employer has erased his memory of the past two years as a security measure.

The movie, which will be directed by John Woo, begins shooting in Canada in the coming months ahead of a late 2004 release date.