J.J. Abrams Super 8 Cast Revealed

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Paramount recently announced many of the cast members for J.J. Abrams' top-secret Super 8 project. Making the list are Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich and Gabriel Basso, as well as newcomers Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills.

The studio confirmed lead roles have gone to Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning. Chandler is best known for starring on the small screen in Early Edition and Friday Night Lights. Fanning has held parts in several films including Babel and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and she's quickly following in the footsteps of big sister Dakota Fanning. Details for Chandler and Fanning's characters in Super 8 have not yet been released.

The film kicked off production earlier this week in West Virginia, and the set will reportedly be transformed into Lillian Heights, Ohio circa 1979. An official synopsis has not been announced, but it's believed to center around three siblings who spot an alien in the footage they shot on Super 8mm film.

In addition to writing and directing, J.J. Abrams is also producing Super 8 alongside Steven Spielberg and Bryan Burk. Super 8 opens in theaters in 2011.

Joel Courtney