will reunite with Ex Machina’s Alex Garland for the director’s latest highly anticipated sci-fi project, Annihilation.
News of Isaac joining the cast follows a previous announcement that Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Natalie Portman would be starring as the film’s four main protagonists. Annihilation follows a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist and a surveyor on an expedition that brings them face to face with an unknown force that has physically, emotionally and mentally ravaged the exploration crews that came before them.
The Star Wars actor will play a rather small part in the film as the husband to Portman’s biologist, who joins the aforementioned mission after her husband—a member of the previous team—dies mysteriously.
The movie is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel about a team that crosses into uninhabited land known as Area X and is the first entry in Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy.
No release date has been announced yet but audiences should expect to see Annihilation hit theaters sometime in 2017.