Christensen signs on to Vanishing on Seventh Street

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Hayden Christensen has signed to star and Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo are in negotiations to star in the paranormal thriller Vanishing on Seventh Street for director Brad Anderson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Anderson and Anthony Jaswinski, the story is set in a once-thriving city where shadowy forms cause residents to inexplicably disappear. Five survivors fight to stay alive while grappling with the meaning of existence.

Christensen is playing a reporter. Newton would play a desperate nurse and Leguizamo a subway operator.

Shooting is set to begin mid-October in the once-thriving city of Detroit.

Christensen most recently appeared in Jumper and next stars opposite Matt Dillon and Zoe Saldana in the thriller Takers in February.