Christensen, Newton Are “Vanishing”

Hayden Christensen has signed on while Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo are in negotiations to join the indie thriller “Vanishing on Seventh Street” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Director Brad Anderson (“The Machinist,” “Transsiberian”) helms and co-wrote the story set in a once-thriving city where shadowy forms cause residents to inexplicably disappear. Five survivors fight to stay alive while grappling with the meaning of existence.

Christensen is playing a reporter. Newton would play a desperate nurse and Leguizamo a subway operator.

Anthony Jaswinski co-wrote the script while Celine Rattray, Tove Christensen and Lawrence Mattis will produce.

Shooting is set to begin mid-October in the once-thriving city of Detroit.