Keri Russell, who got her start in Honey I Blew Up the Kid, would eventually battle aliens in Dark Skies and apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The star of FX’s “The Americans”, who is going to be starring in the next Star Wars, is also in talks to topline the Guillermo del Toro-produced Antlers, says THR.
Del Toro is producing the supernatural thriller with David Goyer and Miles Dale, who produced del Toro’s Oscar-winning The Shape of Water. Scott Cooper, who helmed Crazy Heart and Black Mass, is directing.
If a deal is made, Russell will star as a teacher who takes an interest in a mysterious and withdrawn student. Only too late does she discover that the boy is harboring a deadly secret that is key to their town’s survival.
Nick Antosca and Henry Chaisson wrote the script.
Fox Searchlight is eyeing a fall shoot in Vancouver, giving Russell ample time to shoot her Star Wars role in the summer.