Tessa Thompson in Talks to Join Alex Garland's New Sci-Fi Horror Film

-The Wrap is reporting that Alex Garland (writer/director of Ex Machina and writer of Never Let Me Go) has adapted Jeff VanderMeer's 2014 novel Annihilation and is set to direct the film for Paramount.
-The movie is part of VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy, in which a team of scientists composed of an anthropologist, biologist, surveyor, and psychologist are sent to explore a territory called Area X (which has been abandoned and cut off from civilization).
-Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez are already set to star.
-The fourth role has yet to be cast.

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