Hayden Christensen is 'Street' smart

Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo also in talks for thriller

Hayden Christensen has signed to star and Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo are in negotiations to star in the indie thriller "Vanishing on Seventh Street" for director Brad Anderson.

Written by Anderson and Anthony Jaswinski, the story is set in a once-thriving city where shadowy forms cause residents to inexplicably disappear. Five survivors fight to stay alive while grappling with the meaning of existence.

Christensen is playing a reporter. Newton would play a desperate nurse and Leguizamo a subway operator.

Shooting is set to begin mid-October in the once-thriving city of Detroit.

Producing are Celine Rattray of Plum Pictures, Tove Christensen via Forest Park and Lawrence Mattis for Circle of Confusion.

Paradigm-repped Christensen most recently appeared on the big screen in "Jumper" and next stars opposite Matt Dillon and Zoe Saldana in the thriller "Takers," which Screen Gems releases in February.

Newton, repped by WME, next appears in the Roland Emmerich disaster movie "2012."

Leguizamo recently was heard as Sid the sloth in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and next will be seen in "Gamer" opposite Gerard Butler. He's repped by CAA and the Collective.
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