Portman Set For “Ex Machina” Helmer’s Next

Natalie Portman is in early talks to star in the film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel “Annihilation” for Paramount Pictures.

“Ex Machina” writer/director Alex Garland will serve in the same capacities here on the story of a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

A second older female co-star is being sought for the project, but until Portman is locked the studio won’t begin pursuing anyone. Scott Rudin is producing and shooting aims to begin no later than early 2016.

Source: Variety