Super 8 Gets 2 Cast Members
Posted 09.20.10 by Ryan
Writer-director J.J. Abrams has been doing an excellent job of keeping his upcoming Super 8 movie a secret, but if a Vulture report is to be believed, the first two cast members have been revealed. Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning have reportedly joined the cast of the movie. What roles they would play is unknown, as no synopsis for Super 8 has been released.
In May, Bloody-Disgusting got its hands on a believed Super 8 casting notice, which listed three roles for teenagers, including one female role.
NATALIE: Female 13-14. A natural beauty — she is stunning, but not the "cheerleader" type. Strong and confident, but has an underlying sadness. Should have a Midwestern feel.
Should the casting notice prove legitimate, the role sounds like a good fit for Fanning, but all that is known about the project is that Super 8 will be a "tribute" to the movies Steven Spielberg made in the 1970s and '80s, which should work out great considering Spielberg is producing the movie.
Super 8, which goes into production in late September, will open in the summer of 2011. The rest of the details are a mystery, though we're pretty sure Super 8 will also star actors, who will read from a script, and will be shot on film stock to be shown in movie theaters.