Variety is reporting that writer/director Alex Garland (Ex_Machina) may have found the star of his new film Annihilation in the form of Oscar winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan).
Garland is currently enjoying success in the US with Ex Machina, following its critically-acclaimed run in the UK earlier this year. In addition to Portman, the trade also says that Julianne Moore and Tilda Swinton are amongst those circling the supporting roles in the project, but nothing official has yet been announced.
A team of four (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) set out into a place known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma.
Portman will next be seen in Terrence Malick’s Knights of Cups with Christian Bale, and Jane Got a Gun with Ewan McGregor, both of which are out later this year.