“Jane The Virgin” Star Gina Rodriguez In Talks For Natalie Portman Sci-Fi Adaptation “Annihilation”


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Jane The Virgin star has entered talks to star alongside in ’ sci-fi adaptation . Sources close to the project report that and are in contention for the remaining female lead. and are producing, while Ex Machina director writes and directs. oversees for the studio.

An adaptation of the first entry in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation follows a female biologist as she searches for her missing husband, volunteering for a mysterious expedition with a secret agency. She and her team eventually discover that something is amiss as they become stalked by a dangerous creature.

Rodriguez burst onto the scene with her Golden Globe-winning performance on Jane The Virgin. She most recently wrapped Peter Berg’s action/drama Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg. The emerging star has also been in the running for a key role in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

She’s repped by .


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This news was first reported by TheWrap.


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