'Jane the Virgin' Star in Talks to Join Natalie Portman in 'Annihilation'

Scott Rudin is producing the project, which is an adaptation of a book by Jeff VanderMeer.
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Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez is in negotiations to join Natalie Portman in Annihilation

The post-apocalyptic horror adventure feature will be helmed by Ex Machina's Alex Garland and produced by Scott Rudin.

The movie is an adaptation of a book by Jeff VanderMeer.

The story follows a biologist, to be played by Portman, as she embarks on a four-person expedition into Area X, a territory cut off from civilization. While there, she must deal with a mysterious contamination, disappearing colleagues, a deadly animal and a being known as the Crawler, all while searching for clues regarding her husband’s disappearance.

Garland wrote the script, adapted from Vander Meer's book, which hit stores in February 2014 and is the first in a trilogy. 

Rodriguez, repped by APA and Jackoway Tyerman, recently won a Golden Globe for her role on CW's Jane the Virgin.

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