Actress Zoe Saldana will star in the graphic novel film adaptation I Kill Giants, with director Anders Walter helming the project with Christopher Columbus producing.
Zoe Saldana’s career is at an all-time high. She co-starred in 2009’s Avatar, which went on to become the highest grossing film of all-time (by an unbeatable margin), and she was recently in Marvel’s incredibly popular Guardians of the Galaxy.
Saldana is an excellent actress, who is talented, intelligent, and amazing to watch on the big screen. Now she’s joining a project titled I Kill Giants, which is a graphic novel adaptation, based on Joe Kelly’s critically acclaimed graphic novel of the same name.
The film’s story follows Barbara, who is a misfit young girl battling real and imaginary monsters. Zoe will co-star in the film as Barbara’s psychologist Mrs. Mollé, who she later forms a bond with as she helps her confront her unique fears.
Collider reports that after a search of over 500 actresses, Madison Wolfe has been cast as Barbara. She was most recently seen in the first season of HBO’s critically acclaimed show True Detective, and can be seen next in Academy Award nominated director David O. Russell’s film Joy.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets director Christopher Columbus will produce the film adaptation, and said, “I’m thrilled to have the massively talented Zoe helping us bring Joe Kelly’s beautiful story to life. I couldn’t be more excited to see Mrs. Mollé, a kind, strong and incredibly inspirational character up on the big screen.”
We can’t wait to see Zoe Saldana take on this unique role, as she’s proved to be an incredibly talented actress, and she’s been one of the most exciting actresses to watch over the last few years with roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Director Anders Walter won an Oscar in 2014 for his short film Helium, and principal photography on I Kill Giants is reportedly set to begin in early 2016.