Jennifer Hudson is in talks to join the all-star cast of the drama, Winged Creatures for Unruly Films; Troy Garity and Josh Hutcherson also are joining.

Directed by Rowan Woods, the film also stars Forest Whitaker, Jackie Earle Haley, Kate Beckinsale, Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning, among others. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story revolves around the witnesses to a murder-suicide in a fast-food restaurant as they cope with the aftermath of the incident and how they affect the people who help them along the way.

Winged Creatures is due to start shooting next week in Los Angeles; no release date has been set.