Singer/actress Amanda “AJ” Michalka has been cast in J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s Super 8. Recently seen in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, and appearing in the soon-to-be-released Secretariat, Michalka announced via Twitter that she will appear in the tight-lipped sci-fi project. She joins Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning as the film’s most recent casting announcements. Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Zach Mills, and Riley Griffiths will also appear alongside Michalka.
In true Abrams form, little is currently being divulged in regards to Super 8‘s story. Suffice to say for now that three siblings shoot some footage on a trusty Super 8 and said footage catches some sort of monster doing, well, generally unlikable things. Production on the film is underway with a Summer 2011 release in mind. In the meantime, if you are dying for more on Super 8, check out some set photos we brought you last week.