Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac poses in the press room with his award for Best Actor - Limited Series or TV Movie, at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac is set to reunite with his “Ex-Machina” director Alex Garland, who is writing and directing the space film “Annihilation.” Isaac will join the likes of Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, as well as “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez, actress Tessa Thompson and “The Hateful Eight” star Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The film’s story will follow a biologist played by Portman, who is sent on an expedition with another three women (a psychologist, a surveyor and an anthropologist), into a territory that has been cut off from civilization, Area X. While there, Portman’s character will be searching desperately for clues on her husband’s disappearance, played by Isaac, who went on a previous expedition to the zone. The team will have to endure mysterious contaminants, and face wild animals, plus a creature named Crawler.

The news of Isaac’s casting in the film was confirmed by author Jeff VanderMeer, who later added that Isaac would be playing Portman’s husband in the movie. As for Rodriguez, although it’s uncertain how much screen time she’ll be sharing with Isaac, she expressed her excitement on working with the actor by sharing articles that broke the news via Twitter, and we definitely share it with her!

It’s been an amazing few years for Isaac, whose career continues to soar. After being nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “A Most Violent Year,” he’s had numerous major roles including his Golden Globe-winning performance in the HBO mini-series “Show Me a Hero,” plus landing the role of Poe in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and this year he can be seen in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the Terry George drama “The Promise” and he is currently filming George Clooney’s “Suburbicon.”

The film will be produced by Scott Rudin and is set to open sometime in 2017.

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