Zoe Saldana, Madison Wolfe Join ‘I Kill Giants’ Graphic Novel Adaptation

Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of “I Kill Giants” as a school psychologist opposite Madison Wolfe’s misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life.

Anders Walter is directing “Giants,” based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, with filming set to begin in early 2016. XYZ Films is handling international sales and is meeting with distributors at the Toronto Film Festival.

Producers are Chris Columbus through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment; Justin Nappi through his company, Treehouse Pictures; Kim Magnusson; Man of Action Entertainment, where Kelly is a partner; and XYZ Films.

Treehouse Pictures, which acquired the movie rights in March, is also financing the film.

Kelly, who created the graphic novel with illustrator Ken Niimura, has also written the screenplay adaptation.

Saldana stars as psychologist Mrs. Mollé, who plays a key role by helping the protagonist face both internal and external threats, forming a bond with her in the process.

Wolfe, who was seen in the first season of “True Detective,” was selected after a nationwide search of over 500 girls. She will next be seen in David O. Russell’s “Joy” opposite Jennifer Lawrence and in Jay Roach’s “Trumbo” opposite Bryan Cranston.

XYZ has already closed sales in multiple territories including Sun in Latin America, Falcon in the Middle East, Camimovie Srl in Italy and Abbolita in SE Asia, South Africa, Greece, Portugal and Turkey.

Saldana starred as Gamora in Marvel-Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and recently starred as the titular character on NBC’s mini-series “Rosemary’s Baby.” Credits include “Avatar” and the two most recent “Star Trek” films; she’s set to reprise her roles in the third “Star Trek” and the upcoming “Avatar” sequels.

Walter wrote and directed the 2014 Academy Award-winning live action short “Helium,” which was produced by Magnusson.

Saldana is repped by ICM and Morris Yorn. Wolfe is repped by Clear Talent Group and Untitled Entertainment.

More Film

  • (L to R) Young Tanya (JESSICA

    'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of “I Kill Giants” as a school psychologist opposite Madison Wolfe’s misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life. Anders Walter is directing “Giants,” based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, with filming set to begin in early 2016. XYZ Films is handling international sales and […]

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Stage Musical in the Works

    Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of “I Kill Giants” as a school psychologist opposite Madison Wolfe’s misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life. Anders Walter is directing “Giants,” based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, with filming set to begin in early 2016. XYZ Films is handling international sales and […]

  • Sundance Film Festival Placeholder

    Sundance Festival's Economic Impact Jumps Up 26% From 2017, Study Says

    Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of “I Kill Giants” as a school psychologist opposite Madison Wolfe’s misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life. Anders Walter is directing “Giants,” based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, with filming set to begin in early 2016. XYZ Films is handling international sales and […]

  • Aubrey Plaza'Ingrid Goes West' film premiere,

    LA Film Festival Adds Inclusion Initiatives

    Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of “I Kill Giants” as a school psychologist opposite Madison Wolfe’s misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life. Anders Walter is directing “Giants,” based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, with filming set to begin in early 2016. XYZ Films is handling international sales and […]

  • Robin Hood trailer

    Jamie Foxx Teaches Taron Egerton to Steal From the Rich in 'Robin Hood' Trailer

    Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of “I Kill Giants” as a school psychologist opposite Madison Wolfe’s misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life. Anders Walter is directing “Giants,” based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, with filming set to begin in early 2016. XYZ Films is handling international sales and […]

  • 'Dark Knight' Changed Movies, and the

    Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Changed Movies, and the Oscars, Forever

    Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of “I Kill Giants” as a school psychologist opposite Madison Wolfe’s misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life. Anders Walter is directing “Giants,” based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, with filming set to begin in early 2016. XYZ Films is handling international sales and […]

  • Boy Erased Trailer

    Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe Send Lucas Hedges to Gay Conversion Therapy in 'Boy Erased'

    Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of “I Kill Giants” as a school psychologist opposite Madison Wolfe’s misfit girl battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life. Anders Walter is directing “Giants,” based on Joe Kelly’s 2008 graphic novel, with filming set to begin in early 2016. XYZ Films is handling international sales and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content