Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek star Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of I Kill Giants, an adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by Joe Kelly.
Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) is producing the film with Anders Walter making his feature-length directorial debut. Saldana is set to play school psychologist Mrs. Molle, who helps the story’s lead character Barbara (played by Madison Wolfe) face her demons, both real and imaginary.
Wolfe, who featured in the first season of True Detective and can next be seen in David O. Russell’s Joy opposite Jennifer Lawrence, was cast after a nationwide search that saw over 500 girls test for the role of Barbara.
On Saldana’s casting, director Walter said: “I’m thrilled to have the massively talented Zoe helping us bring Joe Kelly’s beautiful story to life….“I couldn’t be more excited to see Mrs. Mollé, a kind, strong and incredibly inspirational character up on the big screen.”