Juno's BFF cast in Moscow alien invasion pic Darkest Hour

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Olivia Thirlby, dubbed a member of "Hollywood's New Wave" by Vanity Fair thanks to her supporting roles in Juno and The Wackness, has been cast in The Darkest Hour, a sci-fi action movie set in Moscow, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The script, which is still being revised by director Chris Gorak and Josh Zetumer, follows a group of Americans traveling in Moscow when an alien invasion occurs. Thirlby will portray a trust fund girl trying to survive the attack who teams up with others to defeat the invaders.

The film, which is being produced by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov and Tom Jacobson, begins shooting this summer in Moscow.

The Darkest Hour isn't the only fantastic film on Thirlby's schedule—she's also due to begin shooting the indie fantasy romance Jack and Diane this spring.

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