Jennifer Jason Leigh in Talks for Annihilation

Jennifer Jason Leigh is reportedly in talks to star in Annihilation, writer/director Alex Garland’s follow-up to Ex Machina.

The Wrap reports that Leigh would join Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson for the film, which will feature an all-female ensemble. It’s based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer, which follows a group of women including an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and a biologist.

Leigh has not yet struck a deal, but sources say she’s eager to join after working with an all-male cast in The Hateful Eight.

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