In a story from Variety, Max Minghella (The Social Network) has joined the cast of The Darkest Hour for New Regency and Summit Entertainment.

Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby also star in this project.

The film will shoot this summer in Moscow with Tom Jacobson and Timur Bekmambetov producing. Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door) is directing this project which is budgeted at $40 million.

The Darkest Hour follows a group of kids struggling to survive in Russia after an alien invasion. The screenplay was written by Leslie Bohem and Jon Spaihts.