Viktor Taransky (Al Pacino) is a down-and-out Academy Award-nominated director who loses his last chance for a comeback when temperamental actress (Winona Ryder in a cameo role) walks off his set. But now computer genius Hank Aleno (Elias Koteas) shows up. S1MØNE is a director's dream: She won't get old, won't gain an ounce. She'll never need rehab, doesn't have an agent, manager, entourage or guru. She won't demand a bigger trailer or a private jet. She does her own stunts. She has no problem with nudity. The only power she craves comes from an electrical outlet.