Deadline reports that Melancholia and Upside Down actress Kirsten Dunst has been cast as the female lead in Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi “chase film” Midnight Special. She joins the previously announced Joel Edgerton and the director’s regular collaborator Michael Shannon.
Specific plot details are currently unknown. According to Deadline, the film follows a father who goes on the run with his eight-year-old son after he discovers that his son has some kind of special powers. It’s unclear if Shannon or Edgerton will play the father, or whom Dunst will be playing.
A production start date has yet to be announced. Check back for more details on Midnight Special as they come our way.