Emile Hirsch Clocks In “The Darkest Hour”

Emile Hirsch has joined the $40 million Russian-set alien invasion thriller “The Darkest Hour” for New Regency and Summit Entertainment says Variety.

The story follows a group of kids struggling to survive in Moscow after an alien invasion. Olivia Thirlby plays a rich girl trying to survive the attack who teams with others to defeat the invaders.

Chris Gorak (“Right at Your Door”) directs from a script by Les Bohem and Jon Spaihts.

Timur Bekmambetov and Tom Jacobson are producing. Filming kicks off in Russia in June.