After his latest movie Ex Machina was released to critical acclaim, it looks like its director Alex Garland may have found the star for his next film, Annihilation.
According to Variety, Natalie Portman is in early talks with the director, who is adapting Annihilation from the Jeff VanderMeer novel of the same name for Paramount Pictures.
Annihilation, which will be directed by Garland and produced by Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men), will follow "a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply."
The deal with Portman may be dependent on production on the film starting no sooner than before the beginning of 2016, but Variety reports that it's likely the two sides will settle on a start date in the near future.
Following the success of Ex-Machina, celebrities are lining up to work with the talented director, and the role of Portman's co-star is being hotly pursued by stars such as Tilda Swinton and Julianne Moore.
Natalie Portman is, of course, no stranger to thriller films such as Ex-Machina and Annihilation having won an Academy Award for her gripping performance in Black Swan.