Jon Hamm Joins Earth Remake

“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm will join Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly in the remake of Robert Wise’s 1951 sci-fi classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” for Fox reports Reuters.

Hamm will play Dr. Granier, a NASA official who recruits Helen (Connelly) for the scientific team investigating an alien’s arrival on Earth. Reeves plays Klaatu, the alien who has a simple message: Live in peace or be destroyed.

Scott Derrickson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) will direct the update which began production in Vancouver last week. Hamm started shooting his scenes on Tuesday.