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Annihilation has almost completed its amazing core cast

Find out who’s joining Alex Garland’s next film Annihilation

It looks like Ex Machina director Alex Garland’s next project might be headed for production very soon, as sci-fi drama Annihilation has almost finished casting its core cast of talent.

Joining the already amazing trio of Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Tessa Thompson (Creed) and Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta) is The Hateful Eight actor Jennifer Jason Leigh. The Wrap writes that Leigh is currently in “early talks” to star in the film, according to “multiple individuals familiar with the Paramount project”.

The film is based on Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, the first book in his acclaimed Southern Reach Trilogy. But while the novel only features four lead characters, Garland has previously revealed that his script for the film features five. So, one more to go!

Annihilation is set to hit cinemas sometime in 2017. You can buy Jeff VanderMeer’s novel for £6.29 from Amazon.co.uk. Get all the latest sci-fi movie news with every issue of SciFiNow.