Jessica Alba is in talks to star in The Veil alongside Thomas Jane for producer Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions.

The story centers on a religious cult called Heaven's Veil, whose members all took their own lives in a mass suicide several years ago. The only survivor was a five-year-old girl who, as an adult, returns to the cult's compound looking for answers. Jessica Alba is playing a documentary director who accompanies the young woman on her journey. No details were given for Thomas Jane's character.

Phil Joanou (Gridiron Gang, The Punsher: Dirty Laundry) is directing from a screenplay by Robert Ben Garant. While the writer normally works with his fellow Reno 911! co-creator Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant wrote this script on his own. He also wrote the upcoming horror-thriller Jessabelle, which Jason Blum is producing, by himself. The producers are eyeing an April production start.

Jessica Alba will next be seen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Stretch. She recently wrapped production on Barely Lethal.