*Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo are in early talks to join Will Smith and his son Jaden in the “1000 A.E.,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
M. Night Shyamalan is directing Columbia’s sci-fi action adventure, in which humans no longer live on Earth after it becomes inhospitable. Papa Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden will play his son, who is considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it is up to the son to save the dad.
If deals go through, Kravitz would play Smith’s daughter, while Okonedo will portray his wife.
The studio is eyeing an early 2012 production start with a release in June 2013.
Kravitz, who was last week honored with a rising star award at the Bahamas International Film Festival, appeared in “X-Men: First Class” as the mutant Angel Salvadore and stars in the indie drama “Yelling to the Sky.” The daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet is due to shoot “Fury Road,” the fourth installment of the Mad Max movies, next year.
British actress Okonedo was recently seen in U.K. shows such as “Doctor Who” and “Criminal Justice” and appeared in features such as “Hotel Rwanda” and “The Secret Life of Bees.”