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Jennifer Connelly Joins Keanu Reeves in Day the Earth Stood Still Redo

November 7, 2007 (8:12 am) GMT
The Oscar winner will play the role of Helen Benson that Patricia Neal played in the original.
Jennifer Connelly

Seems 20th Century Fox is on the way to assemble a star-studded cast for its newly-developed flick "." Already had in the list, the studio now has picked up another big Hollywood name to join the actor, none other than the beautiful, talented .

A remake of the 1951 sci-fi feature of the same name, project casts Connelly as Helen Benson, the role Patricia Neal portrayed in the original, Variety has reported. The Oscar winner is further said to segue to the picture after she finishes shooting "" for New Line Cinema.

In the meantime, studio currently is still holding negotiations with to also have her in the lineup. As for production, shooting is due to start next month in Vancouver, Canada under the direction of Scott Derrickson with his partner Paul Boardman producing alongside Erwin Stoff.

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