Bloody Disgusting has stumbled upon an exclusive bit of casting news tonight. It seems that Kathy Bates will be joining Keanu Reeves at the helm of his spaceship in the upcoming remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Will Smith's son Jaden Smith has also become attached to the project. The film is being directed by Scott Derrickson. The story will follow the adventures of an alien that arrives on earth to warn us that we are in danger of being destroyed by another planet.

The film is currently shooting in Vancouver, Canada.

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