“Ex Machina” helmer Alex Garland has managed to secure Natalie Portman, “Creed” female lead Tessa Thompson and “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez in his immediate next project “Annihilation” for Paramount Pictures.
An adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, the first in a trilogy dubbed ‘The Southern Reach,’ the story follows a group of women – an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and a biologist (Portman) – who take on a dangerous mission into a place called ‘Area X’ where the laws of nature don’t apply.
The sci-fi feature is being produced by Scott Rudin. Production is slated to kick off in the Spring.
Source: The Wrap