Jason Leigh Up For Garland’s “Annihilation”

Jennifer Jason Leigh is in early talks to join “Ex Machina” director Alex Garland’s next sci-fi feature, the all-female ensemble feature “Annihilation” at Paramount PIctures.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel, the story follows four people – a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor – who set out on an expedition into ‘Area X,’ the twelfth such expedition into the mysterious, uninhabited and abandoned area that nature has begun to reclaim.

Previous expeditions have been disastrous – fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma. Natalie Portman, “Jane the Virgin” breakout star Gina Rodriguez and “Creed” actress Tessa Thompson also star while Scott Rudin is producing.

Source: The Wrap